Date lodged: 21 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what the reconviction rate is among prisoners diagnosed with mental health conditions.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 18 January 2017
This information is not held centrally. The reconviction rate for people getting custodial sentences is routinely available from administrative data sources. Information on the mental health status of people in prison is held separately by health boards in a way which does not allow routine linkage to the reconviction data.