During the last five years Scottish prison staff have spent £120,000 on taxis a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The costs come from transporting prisoners to church gatherings and medical apointments
Deadline News Agency report:
The shocking figures, released through Freedom of Information show that the total spent on taxis by the Scottish Prison Service since 2007 was £121,264.
The stats show that prisons at Barlinnie and Edinburgh spent the highest amount of taxpayer’s cash, clocking up £26,035 and £24,040 in fares each over the period.
HMP Inverness, which services courts in the Highlands, Islands and Moray spent £3,073 – including 33 trips to take prisoners to hospital by escort.