Sea-view rooms are no soft cell

By Jamie Buchan

Published: 06/12/2013

According to its critics, the new HMP Grampian is a swanky, five-star establishment, boasting breath-taking sea views, comfortable rooms and a focus on relaxation rather than rehabilitation.

In reality, the £140million building at Peterhead is a far cry from Centre Parks or Butlins – but neither has it been designed to punish or demoralise its inmates.

This week, the keys to the long-awaited superjail were handed over to its new governor.

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