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S5W-01417: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 12 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of brain injury on the life of prisoners.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 8 August 2016

The Scottish Prison Service and NHS Boards are carrying out a study to seek to identify the prevalence of head injury in prisoners in Scotland. A second study, beginning later this year, will investigate the usefulness of two screening tools, which will be piloted in two prisons and two police custody sites. This will also estimate the number of prisoners with a disability arising from brain injury.