Proposed Abolition of Prison Visiting Committees

Professor Alec Spencer, Convenor of SCCCJ, has today written to the Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill MSP concerning the abolition of prison visiting committees.

Letter to the Justice Secretary.

In it Prof Spencer says:

Visiting Committees are constituted to ensure proper treatment of prisoners – and that role is still required, as indeed are our commitments to the various international treaties, conventions and protocols which exist to ensure proper treatment of prisoners.