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An inspection of HMP High Down, a large prison in Surrey holding about 1,150 men, highlighted significant concerns about the treatment and conditions of prisoners and one issue above all which had seriously affected the running of the establishment.

Published: 13 May 2021

HMP Bure – holding nearly 600 convicted sex offenders, many of them high-risk, on a former RAF base in Norfolk – was found to be well-led and to have dealt effectively with the threat from COVID-19.

Published: 30 April 2021

Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (IRC) near Heathrow, Europe’s largest detention facility, was found by inspectors to have limited the threat of COVID-19 to a population that had reduced significantly during the pandemic.

Published: 30 April 2021

Improvements in conditions for prisoners at HMP Exeter, a Victorian prison holding men from across south west England, were hampered by a high turnover of leadership and frontline staff and problems with staff culture, inspectors found.

Published: 27 April 2021

HMP Bedford, a small local men’s prison which has stood on the same site for more than 200 years, was found by inspectors to have been under considerable pressure from COVID-19 outbreaks.

Published: 21 April 2021

HMP & YOI Peterborough women’s prison, holding adult and young adult women, was found by inspectors to be respectful, with many areas of good practice.

Published: 20 April 2021

HMP Leyhill, an open prison in Gloucestershire holding many men convicted of sexual offences, was assessed by inspectors in 2021 as requiring urgent improvements in its work to release high-risk prisoners.

Published: 07 April 2021

HMYOI Feltham A – an establishment for 15-18-year-old boys in West London which has a turbulent history – showed improvement across many aspects when HM Inspectorate of Prisons visited in February 2021.

Published: 23 March 2021

HMP Long Lartin, a long-term high-security prison in Worcestershire, was found by inspectors from HM Inspectorate of Prisons in February 2021 to be recovering from a serious recent COVID-19 outbreak in which three prisoners had died and there were staff shortages.

Published: 16 March 2021

HMP Lowdham Grange, a large men’s prison near Nottingham, was found to have dealt effectively with a serious COVID-19 outbreak in September 2020, in which hundreds of prisoners and staff tested positive, according to a report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMI Prisons).

Published: 05 March 2021