2Background 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
3National 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
5Offers 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
6Offence 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
7New 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
8HMIP 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.