Table: Prisoners granted compassionate release

Over the last decade, 26 prisoners including Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi have been released from Scottish prisons on compassionate grounds. The Scottish Government has published the details of their conditions, and how long they lived for after release.

Prisoners granted compassionate release from Scottish jails 2000-10

Initials Released Died Days between release & death Offence Sentence Grounds for release Life expectancy

Source: Scottish Government

LN

6/6/00

24/07/00

48

Drugs

4 yrs

Terminal illness

A few days

CF

14/8/00

28/2/01

198

Assault

6 yrs

Medical

1-2 months

RF

5/9/01

2/12/01

88

Drugs

5 yrs / 15mo

Terminal illness

4-9 months

PD

7/9/01

10/9/01

3

Theft

1 year

Terminal illness

Hours

DC

1/11/01

2/11/01

1

Sexual offences

7 years

Terminal illness

Two weeks

LD

11/4/02

14/4/02

3

Theft, assault & robbery

3mo / 15mo

Medical

A few days

KM

15/8/02

13/5/03

271

Murder

Life

Terminal illness

12-14 months

RG

27/3/03

30/04/03

34

Culpable Homicide

Life

Terminal illness

6 months

PC

15/10/04

14/4/05

181

Fraud

3yrs 9mo

Terminal illness

3-6 months

MM

Died in custody 03/05/04

Drugs

3yrs 6mo

Terminal cancer

4-6 months

JM

8/6/04

22/6/04

14

Murder

Life

Terminal illness

A few days

SC

24/3/05

15/7/06

478

Fraud

6yrs

Medical

Not life threatening

WM

25/5/05

14/11/05

173

Lewd behaviour

5yrs

Terminal cancer

3-6 months

LF

15/4/05

22/7/05

98

Drugs

6yrs

Terminal cancer

6 weeks

DB

13/5/05

17/5/05

4

Assault & robbery

15mo

Medical

Not given

AR

1/12/06

7/12/06

6

Drugs

6yrs

Terminal

6 weeks

MG

13/12/06

23/12/06

10

Drugs

4yrs 6mo

Medical

2-4 months

AP

2/3/07

08/03/07

6

Drugs & assault

11yrs

Medical

2 weeks

JC

2007-09-2727/9/07

2007-11-1717/11/07

51

Lewd behaviour

7yrs

Medical

A few months

JD

22/9/08

10/11/08

49

Intent to commit theft

3mo

Terminal cancer

A few weeks

CM

Died on day granted 25/11/08

Murder, robbery, assault, drugs

Life

Terminal cancer

Imminent

PS

21/11/08

22/11/08

1

Attempted murder

8yrs

Terminal cancer

A few days

WO

28/1/09

10/3/09

41

Driving offences & drugs

8mo / 40mo

Terminal cancer

Less than 3 months

AA-M

20/8/09

Murder

Life

Terminal cancer

3 months

JS

18/9/09

2/11/09

45

Murder

Life

Terminal illness

Less than 3 months

Name witheld

06/07/10

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