Solicitor GeneralRuth Charteris, QCapologized for any delays in investigating suicide in custodyKatie AllanHer family has said that she is.
Yesterday, Ms. Charteris was able to meet the family of Ms Allan at Glasgow.
In June 2018, the young woman was killed.Polmont Young Offenders InstitutionShe was released. For an incident in the which a pedestrian was hurt, she was serving a 16 month sentence.
In September 2019, theCrown OfficeIt was decided not to prosecuteScottish Prison ServiceHowever, Ms. Allan’s parents appealed this decision in October of last year.
The family provided a statement stating that they were confident that the case would be handled with urgency, regardless of past events. A fatal accident inquiry can’t be held until the Scottish prison service has decided whether or not to prosecute.
A statement from their solicitorAamer Anwar’sOffice said that the Allans, as many families before them, saw a system that was based on secrecy and did not want to learn lessons or accept responsibility.