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The 10 most infamous criminals who spent time in Scottish prisons

Scottish prisons have been home to some infamous people in their time.

From Peter Tobin to gangland figures such as Paul Ferris, here are some of the most infamous prisoners that have spent time in Scottish jails.

In 2001 Megrahi was convicted of 270 counts of murder for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He spent time in Barlinnie and HM Prison Greenock.

1. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

In 2001 Megrahi was convicted of 270 counts of murder for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He spent time in Barlinnie and HM Prison Greenock.
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Carl was a serial killer and rapist who was believed to have killed around 22 people in the United States. He spent 10 days at Barlinnie in 1919 for theft.

2. Carl Panzram

Carl was a serial killer and rapist who was believed to have killed around 22 people in the United States. He spent 10 days at Barlinnie in 1919 for theft.
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Boyle, left, is former gangster and convicted murderer, who spent time in Barlinnie before becoming a sculptor and novelist after his release from prison.

3. Jimmy Boyle

Boyle, left, is former gangster and convicted murderer, who spent time in Barlinnie before becoming a sculptor and novelist after his release from prison.
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Scotland's most punished prisoner in its penal history. Johnnyboy was originally sentenced originally to 12 years for two counts of assault and robbery and spent time in HMP Barlinnie as well as HMP Peterhead and in HMP Inverness.

4. Johnnyboy Steele

Scotland's most punished prisoner in its penal history. Johnnyboy was originally sentenced originally to 12 years for two counts of assault and robbery and spent time in HMP Barlinnie as well as HMP Peterhead and in HMP Inverness.
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