Fatal Accident Inquiry determinations into the deaths of two Polmont prisoners have been hidden from the public. Prior to 2016, findings were only released at the behest of the governing sheriff. And we found that in the cases of Craig Clifton and Ross McColm, a decision was taken not to make it available. A Scottish Court Service spokesman said: “All determinations under the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 are published, although the sheriff may withhold any part from publication. “Previous to this Act, under the Fatal Accidents And Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976, it was a matter for the sheriff whether determinations were published.” Read More Polmont prison teen deaths When we asked for a copy of the Clifton and McColm determinations, we were told the request would be considered under freedom of information laws – which can take months – but that exemption “could potentially apply”. A Scottish Prison Service spokesman said: “Decisions about whether to publish FAI determinations are not matters for the SPS. “Where they are published, they are published by the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service on their website. “Similarly, timescales for FAIs taking place are not in the control of the SPS.” If you have been affected by issues discussed in this story call the Samaritans on 116 123. You can also click here to visit the website.