Current consultations

Publication of new Expectations for men’s prisons

Thank you for your interest in our review of Expectations for men’s prisons. I am pleased to announce that the review is now complete and that you can read our new Expectations here.

I hope that you will find the new online presentation useful. You will find that by exploring the various links and expandable boxes, a variety of additional information is available to support each of the Expectations. We will use these Expectations from September 2017.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have been involved in this work over the past 12 months, by providing guidance to my team or by responding to our various consultation activities.

Peter Clarke CVO OBE QPM

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

July 2017


Consultation on Expectations for Immigration Detention

We have been reviewing our Expectations for Immigration Detention over the past year. The previous version was issued in 2012 and the review set out to ensure that the Expectations adequately reflected evolving human rights standards, as well as evidence from important reviews and research over the past five years.

We invite you to read our draft document.

Immigration Detention Expectations for consultation – web (593.83 kB)

Please provide your comments on all or any specific part of the document by email to Tamara Pattinson:

The consultation is open until Monday 24 July 2017.