'Escape risk' / 'E-list' prison uniform

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Dear Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland,

I would like to request some information about the 'escape risk' or 'e-list' prison uniforms.

For clarify:
When I use "blue and yellow", I refer to this uniform: https://i.imgur.com/QRIC1ZYg.jpg
When I use "yellow and green", I refer to this uniform: https://i.imgur.com/lprVNAj.jpg

1) Are both still in use today?

2) Is there a reason why two uniforms exist and not just one?

3) How some some prisons use the blue and yellow uniform and others use the yellow and green uniform?

4.a) What material is the blue and yellow uniform made from?
4.b) What material is the yellow and green uniform made from?

5) Who, or what company makes the uniform?

6) How much does each uniform cost?

7) Is it possible to buy, borrow, or obtain one version of each uniform for research purposes?

8) Is it possible to obtain a specification sheet of each uniforms (like this: https://i.imgur.com/Ud93hrg.jpg)

Yours faithfully,

L Day

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland

Dear L Day,

Thank you for your request dated 16 August 2016 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for details of the 'uniform' for prisoners are required to wear if they are deemed as 'escapees'. The Scottish Prison Service does not use such uniforms, with those deemed as a risk of escaping wearing the standard prison clothes applicable to which ever hall/ prison they are located in.

If you are unhappy with this response to your request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review, by writing to David Strang, Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, Y Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD. Your request should explain why you wish a review to be carried out, and should be made within 40 working days of receipt of this letter, and we will reply within 20 working days of receipt. If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to make a formal complaint to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

Kind regards,


Alan Forman
Business Manager

Office           0131 244 8484
Web Site      https://www.prisonsinspectoratescotland....

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