Tommy Nicol described his indeterminate sentence as ‘psychological torture’ before he died in 2015

The sister of a prisoner who took his own life when being held under a now-abolished sentencing regime has called for urgent action to deal with thousands of inmates still jailed under the widely derided system.

Tommy Nicol was jailed under an imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentence – a form of indeterminate sentence that he described as the “psychological torture of a person who is doing 99 years”.

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