The head of the Scottish Prison Service has said the jails are too full and she may soon have to say “enough is enough, we cannot take any more”.

Teresa Medhurst told BBC Disclosure prisons were reaching a “tipping point” and emergency powers could be needed to release inmates early.

She said if numbers continued to rise, drastic measures could be needed as soon as next month.

The prison boss said “all options would need to be on the table”.

There are currently about 8,000 people behind bars in Scotland but that is projected to rise to 8,700 this year.

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