Prisons in the north and north-east are delivering thousands of doses of methadone a month, as managers attempt to help convicts kick hard drugs.
Crime lords attempting to flood the north-east’s super-jail with drugs are being blocked by pioneering technology - and the expertise of a north-east scientist.
A whistleblower has offered a startling insight how north-east prisoners are getting their hands on illegal drugs, branding it an “epidemic” behind bars.
Peterhead prison officers seize more suspected drugs deliveries in last four months than all of last year
The number of packages north-east prison guards have seized on suspicion of drugs has soared in a matter of months, according to new figures.
A guard at HMP Grampian was forced to give up his 15-year career after a violent attack from an inmate once dubbed Scotland’s most dangerous prisoner.
Prison chiefs have reported that they are hopeful of maintaining a "downward trend" in staff sickness absence rates at Inverness and Peterhead prisons this year.
Under-pressure Peterhead prison has reported a massive rise in the number of staff days lost through sickness.
An ex-prisoner caught behind bars with a weapon fashioned from cutlery, razor blades and a shoelace has avoided being sent back to jail.
The staffing crisis which has caused mounting problems at the north-east's super jail has been detailed in a new report.
A north-east super jail has recorded a drastic drop in fires since certain "pests" were moved elsewhere.
The concerns of a north-east MSP have been dismissed by the Scottish Prison Service over the benefit to society of prisoners at HMP Grampian being given lessons in Doric.
A north-east prisoner has been given extra time behind bars after setting his cell ablaze with lighters he smuggled in.
Three prisoners who died behind bars at a north-east super jail – including a convicted machete murderer – did so of natural causes, an inquiry has ruled.
Hard-pressed staff at HMP Grampian are being assaulted on an almost weekly basis, new figures have revealed.
Annual spend on food at HMP Grampian has declined for the first time since it opened, thanks to a reduction in demand for kosher meals.
A crippling staffing crisis at the north-east’s only prison has resulted in inmates being left in their cells for up to 23 hours a day.
One area to be praised by inspectors was the prison's family centre services - but yesterday it was revealed these have since been slashed due to funding cuts.
An inquiry is to be held into the death of a convicted murderer who died at a north-east super jail.
Peterhead Prison has been a landmark in the town for more than 130 years. The mammoth, granite structure decorated by razor wire would be, to some, a building only pictured in a Victorian horror film.
A north-east superjail will host an open day this month in an attempt to tackle its staffing crisis.
A mental health nurse has been struck-off after being caught trying to smuggle drugs into a north-east prison.
A mental health nurse jailed for smuggling drugs into a north-east prison faces being barred from the profession.
A recruitment crisis at a north-east super jail could be increasing the risk of officers being attacked, it was claimed yesterday.
Dozens of staff and prisoners have been attacked at a north-east super jail over the past seven months, it emerged yesterday.
An inmate at a north-east super jail has admitted biting a prison officer who wanted to search him.
It’s often thought that incarcerated criminals spend their time daydreaming about life without bars.
Prisoners at jails in Peterhead and Inverness will be tucking into multiple festive meals during the next few days.
Joe McGunnigle is living proof of the power of positive thinking.
An Aberdeen woman whose relative has been imprisoned for more than a decade has welcomed a new initiative to improve contact for families.
An prisoner has been given more time behind bars after being caught with a blade at a north-east super jail.
Hundreds of pounds has been spent dealing with "menacing" gulls at a north-east super jail.
A probe has been launched after inmates at a north-east superjail were caught posting on social media – just months after a similar incident at the prison.