Expand prison sex offender programme, urges Lamont
An MSP has called for Peterhead Prison’s sex-offender programme to be expanded after it emerged that some of Scotland’s most dangerous sex offenders have been charged with further serious crimes since their release.
New figures revealed that there have been 183 breaches of sex-offence register orders over the last year – including new offences by nine of Scotland’s highest-risk offenders.
The figures emerged just weeks after Scotland’s top prisons inspector said high-risk sex offenders were being released from Peterhead Prison without being properly rehabilitated.
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