In July 2020 Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services released new data on the Scottish prison population up to 2019-20 . This was the first Scottish Government publication on the prison population since December 2015.
Data was provided on annual average population levels, the changing nature of the movements of the prison population and the characteristics of that population over time. At the the time of that publication it was not possible to provide data relating to the legal statuses, offences and sentences recorded on the Scottish Prison Service management information system.
This publication presents these covering the period 2009-10 to 2019-20.