Deadline News report:

JAIL chiefs have spent more than £5m providing church ministers to Scotland’s prisoners over the past five years.

Despite the image of nation’s jails as hellholes, an average of £644 per inmate has been spent on spreading the word of god since 2008.

Scotland’s most religious prison is Castle Huntly open jail, near Dundee, where the average spend per prisoner is £1943.29 over the period.

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