In its Programme for Government 2018-19, the Scottish Government stated that it would extend the presumption against short sentences from 3 to 12 months. In advance of the Scottish Statutory Instrument being laid in Scottish Parliament, the Justice Committee invited submissions of written evidence on the impact of the PASS since introduction, and the potential impact of the proposed extension.

On 22nd May 2019, Community Justice Scotland submitted this written evidence in response. Read here.

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