Academic criticises plans to end automatic early release.

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The Justice Committee took evidence on the Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill which will end automatic early release for some categories of prisoner, on 20 January 2015.

The committee took evidence from Professor Cyrus Tata from the University of Strathclyde and Peter Johnston from the Risk Management Authority.

The live page with a written report of the session can be viewed here.

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