May 2020: COVID-19 Update: Early Release & Support from Families Outside
The Scottish Prison Service has updated their FAQs for families to include information on HDC (tagging) and early release. There’s also additional details on what facilities people in prison can access at the moment. Access the link here.
The SPS helpline for families is open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm 0131 330 3888 – they can answer general questions about the situation, although not details about individual people.
If you think the person you know may be eligible for early release or they’re due to be released soon anyway, Families Outside has a booklet called Coming Home which covers some of the questions you might have:
Families Outside staff are available, working from home, to help support any family members, including children and young people, to prepare for release. Their helpline is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 0800 254 0088