SUICIDE JAIL IS NOT FIT FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE
GRIEVING FAMILIES’ FIGHT FOR FAIR TREATMENT Calls for urgent action at Polmont
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