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.
Prison officers at HMP Grampian have been given training on how to cope with people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
A killer who tried to sue prison chiefs for more than £1,500 after they confiscated his console games has lost his case.
A racist murderer serving a life sentence at a north-east superjail yesterday failed in his attempt to sue the prison governor over the use of his sex aid.
Concerns have been raised that more than 1,000 virtual visits have been booked for prisoners at a north-east superjail.
A shock report has laid bare serious concerns among prison staff about the north-east’s “superjail” operating “on a knife edge”.
The empty youth wing of a north-east super jail is being employed to train staff and host meetings rather than housing young offenders.
A pool ball, bodily waste and even a cup of tea are just some of the things inmates in north-east prisons have used to assault staff.
Campaigners reacted with fury last night as it emerged prison chiefs were offered an alternative to the controversial Milton of Leys site for the new Inverness jail.
The Scottish Prison Service has "no plans" to bring young offenders back to the north-east's superjail.
The north east "super jail" has been left half empty due to safety concerns for staff and young offenders following a rampage at the facility earlier this year.
Hospital and prison chiefs in the north-east have been criticised over the death of a rapist.