Promoting Just Responses to the Causes and Consequences of Crime

The Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland is an independent organisation whose members seek improvements to the criminal justice system in Scotland.


Response to Scottish Government announcement on women offenders 22nd June 2015

Howard League Scotland welcomed the Cabinet Secretary for Justice’s decision not to proceed with plans to build HMP Inverclyde. His...

Consultations & Policies

Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16

HLS have raised concerns that the government’s draft budget 2015-16 will increase funding for...

Mental Health and Learning Difficulties

It remains the case that people with mental health problems are over-represented in prison, where facilities remain inadequate for...

Events & Lectures

We are currently working on our programme of events for 2014/2015