Publish Isla Bryson case review in full, Scottish Government urged

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The Scottish Government has been urged to publish the urgent review into the Isla Bryson case in full.

Bryson was last week convicted of raping two women while she was a man called Adam Graham and was initially housed in segregation in Cornton Vale prison near Stirling – the only all-female jail in Scotland – before being moved to the male estate.

The case caused public outcry, leading Scottish Justice Secretary Keith Brown to order an urgent case review.

Cornton Vale
Rapist Isla Bryson was initially housed at Cornton Vale women’s prison (PA)

Scottish Conservative community safety spokesman Russell Findlay called for the review to be published immediately and in full “as soon as it is completed”.

He added: “The public have a right to know why and how a double rapist was ever allowed to set foot in a women’s prison.

“Nicola Sturgeon and Keith Brown can’t sit on this report and hope the controversy goes away.

Russell Findlay
Russell Findlay said the review must be published in full immediately (PA)

“In the interests of full transparency – and lessons being learned – the Justice Secretary must publish this vital report immediately.”

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Government said: “The Scottish Prison Service’s (SPS) urgent lessons learned review has been submitted to the chief executive of the SPS.

“As the Justice Secretary said to Parliament earlier this week, he will update the Criminal Justice Committee on the outcome next week.”

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