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Scottish Prison Service Corporate Plan 1999-2002

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63 pages
This report presents the aims and objectives of the Scottish Prison Service for the period 1999-2002 and the targets set by Scottish Ministers for 1999-2000; it summarizes strategies for meeting these targets and explains the contributions to be made by all parts of the Service.
The Corporate Plan builds on the introduction last year of specific, medium-term goals to demonstrate how the Service proposes to meet the public's expectations and its own aims of secure custody; good order; raising standards of care; and providing opportunities to prisoners to address their offending behavior, improve their education, and reduce the risk of reoffending. In the period of this Plan, the additional capacity provided by the new privately operated prison, HMP Kilmarnock, will reduce overcrowding elsewhere in the system and enable the Service to upgrade accommodation. After outlining the Plan's aims and objectives, this report presents performance measures and key targets, followed by a strategic overview. The latter encompasses a framework for planning, achievements to date, environmental factors, and strategic direction. A chapter on planning assumptions focuses on current prison population trends and prison population projections. Other chapters address a human resources strategy, estates strategy, information systems strategy, key objectives for prisons and directorates, and financial provision. Appended summary of key targets, key objectives for individual establishments, prison population, and staff complement