Argyll and Bute represented on new prison visiting committee

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15 Mar 2012 - 11:31


An Argyll and Bute councillor will among those on the visiting committee of Scotland’s newest prison.

HMP Prison Low Moss has just been completed near Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire, and is due to open next week.

Every prison in Scotland must have a visiting committee, which has the role of monitoring conditions and hearing and investigating requests and complaints made by prisoners.

As Argyll and Bute is within the catchment area of the new facility, the council has been asked to provide one elected member to take a place on the 15-strong visiting committee.

At today’s council meeting, Councillor Andrew Nisbet was chosen to represent Argyll and Bute.

The other councils with a presence on the committee are East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.