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Prisoner compassionate release cases: 2018 to 2019

Published: 1 Jan 2018
Part of:
Law and order

Cases granted and refused.

Scottish Ministers have the power to release prisoners on licence on compassionate grounds. Reasons can include:

  • terminal illness
  • severe incapacitation
  • where continued imprisonment would endanger a prisoner or shorter their life expectancy

We will update this page as cases arise.

Compassionate case information released prior to January 2018 can be found at the gov.scot/archive

Published:
1 Jan 2018
Prisoner compassionate release cases: 2018 to 2019