SUI­CIDE JAIL IS NOT FIT FOR OUR YOUNG PEO­PLE

GRIEV­ING FAM­I­LIES’ FIGHT FOR FAIR TREAT­MENT Calls for ur­gent ac­tion at Pol­mont

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Opinion - Humza Yousaf

will be ex­pect­ing him to take e real ac­tion that saves lives.” S c ot t i sh L a b ou r ’ s hehe a l t h spokes­woman Mon­ica Lennon said: “An­other pre­ventable sui­cide. An­other young life ended in prison. “Katie Al­lan and Wil­liam Lind­say are not the first young peo­ple to die at the hands of a bro­ken sys­tem but they must be the last. “What the hell is go­ing on at Pol­mont?” Yousaf said he will set out the steps be­ing taken “to en­sure we are pro­vid­ing the best pos­si­ble care” for young peo­ple in cus­tody. He tweeted: “The story of Wi l l iam Lind­say is a tragedy – there are rightly ques­tions be­ing asked.

“I will ex­plore what can be done in the im­me­di­ate term and what is more ap­pro­pri­ate for the fa­tal ac­ci­dent in­quiry.”

Re­fer­ring to his up­com­ing meet­ing with Katie’s par­ents, he added: “After lis­ten­ing to their con­cerns, I will give de­tails on what we in­tend to do to en­sure we are pro­vid­ing the best pos­si­ble care for our young peo­ple within the prison es­tate.”

Katie was con­victed in March of a drink- driv­ing of fence in which a pedes­trian was in­jured. She was sen­tenced to 16 months in jail.

Wil­liam died while on re­mand.

LAT­EST CA­SU­ALTY Wil­liam Lind­say took his own life in jail QUES­TIONS Katie Al­lan, above right, also died at Pol­mont. Right, our story about the stu­dent’s sui­cide

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