2 Background Maximum Security Prison Situated in countryside south of M8 motorway, near Shotts VillageLong term male adult prisonersPurpose Built in 1976Includes two facilities; National Induction Centre & Kerr House
3 National Induction Centre FacilitiesNational Induction CentreHolds approx. 115 prisonersInitial stages of +8 year sentencesRegime to help prisoners cope with mainstream establishmentsKerr HouseHolds approx. 52 prisonersOffers an opportunity in a less regimented regimeFor low supervision prisoners
5 Offers a range of health and sports Prison FacilitiesCell FacilitiesCooking areasHobby kitsIn-cell powerOwn beddingOwn ClothingOwn footwearPlay station (PS2 or other)Television (£1 a week for satellite)Offers a range of health and sportsBadmintonBasketballGymFootballTennisField sportsWeights trainingetcIncludes a library, prayer rooms, health care, education and wages for the employed and learning
6 Offence Focused Courses CARE - Controlling Anger, Regulating EmotionsConstructs - Addresses poor problem solving, social skills and pro-social attitudesSROBT - Substance related Offending Behaviour ProgrammeViolence Prevention Programme - Intensive intervention programme for violent offendersSMART - Self-management and recovery programme
7 New StoriesPrison officer fired for allegedly having relationships with prisoners – March 2010Prison Governor accused of man handling prison officers – September 2010Luke Mitchell who murdered his girlfriend is in Shotts, refusing to remove his lip ring and suffering from severe paranoia – November 2010
8 HMIP Report‘Stable’ was the word used by both the Governor and the representative of the Prison Officers' Association to describe Shotts Prison. It describes the relationship between prisoners and staff; it recognises the safe atmosphere throughout the prison, which is remarkable in a prison that was once notorious for violence; and it takes account of the fact that many prisoners in Shotts have been there for a long time and many will be there for a long time to come.
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