Consultation updates

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 on our website. I hope that you will find the new online presentation useful. You will find that by exploring the various links […]

Published: 11 July 2017

Thank you to everyone who responded to our consultation about the revised Expectations for men in prison. We are not able to reply to each respondent individually, but undoubtedly, the final document will be better because of the advice you have offered us. We have considered the feedback received, together with other data collected from […]

Published: 31 March 2017

We are conducting a public consultation about our revised Expectations for adult male prisons. The consultation went live on 3 January and will be open until 17 February. To view the draft and to submit comments, please visit:

Published: 05 January 2017

White Paper on Prison Safety and Reform Since the publication of the White Paper on Prison safety and reform, we have been working hard to ensure that the role of HMI Prisons is central to efforts to improve outcomes for prisoners. The Chief Inspector has said: “I welcome any reform that is intended to make prisons […]

Published: 09 December 2016

In January 2017, we will launch a formal online consultation process, which will be announced on this website. From the beginning of October we will approach individuals and organisations to review sections of our new Expectations document in which they have specific expertise. We are also planning a number of activities this autumn to consult […]

Published: 16 September 2016

We have appointed an external advisory group for our development project. The members are: Paul Baker – Deputy Director of Custody Greater London, NOMS; Deborah Coles – Director of INQUEST; Peter Dawson – Director of the Prison Reform Trust; Anne Fox – Chief Executive Officer, Clinks; Ursula Gallagher – Deputy Chief Inspector, Care Quality Commission […]

Published: 29 July 2016