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Scottish Prison Service (SPS) ( Scottish Gaelic: , Seirbheisean nam prìosan Albanach Scots: ) is an Scots Preeson Sarvice executive agency of the Scottish Government tasked with managing prisons in Scotland. The SPS administers Her Majesty's Prisons in addition to Her Majesty's Young Offender Institutions, the latter being for persons detained who are under the age of 21 years.
Logo of the Scottish Prison Service
The service's headquarters is located in
South Gyle, Edinburgh. 1
Cabinet Secretary for Justice is responsible for the Scottish Prison Service within the Scottish Government.
The current Chief Executive is Colin McConnell and supporting him is the SPS Board consisting of:
Catherine Topley - Human Resources
Jane Richardson - Partnerships and Commissioning
Dan Gunn - Operations
Eric Murch - Strategy and Corporate Planning
Willie Pretswell - Finance and Business Services
Allan Burns, Jane Martin, Susan Matheson, Harry McGuigan and Zoe Van Zwanenberg function as non-executive Directors.
List of establishments
In November 2003 SPS signed a contract on behalf of Scottish Ministers for a "Prisoner Escort and Court Custody Service". This contract with Reliance Custodial Services provides for all prisoner escorting between police offices, court, prisons and hospitals as well as covering escorts from prison such as funerals, hospital appointments and community placements.
Some prisoners are detained in a secure
mental hospital. This is run by the Scottish National Health Service rather than the SPS.
^ " Headquarters." Scottish Prison Service. Retrieved on 30 May 2010.