The decision to release the man convicted of the Lockerbie bomber, is still a hot topic a week on (and I suspect it will be for some time).
I have received a large number of E-mails on compassionate release from prison. Most of these E-mails seem to be suggesting that it has never been used in Scotland before Megrahi. Well, you would be wrong. According to figures released by the Scottish Government a total of 23 people have been released from prison since 2000 on compassionate grounds.
So, Megrahi was not a special case, a number of people in the Cabinet Secretary for Justice job have released convicted prisoners on compassionate grounds.