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Joint criminal justice inspectorates found some positive features in Bedfordshire Police’s two custody suites but also identified a lack of progress on key concerns from the previous inspection five years before.

HM Young Offender Institution (YOI) Cookham Wood in Kent, which holds up to 188 boys aged between 15 and 18, was found to be insufficiently good in all four of HM Inspectorate’s healthy prison tests.

Inspectors revisiting HMP Isle of Wight to review improvement following a full inspection last year found a mixed picture and assessed overall that progress was not good enough.

HMP Dovegate, near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, was found to have made some notable progress over the last two years, becoming a safer prison.

HMP Wealstun, a men’s training and resettlement prison in West Yorkshire, presented a contrasting picture of good work undermined by significant weaknesses, particularly the failure to tackle drugs.

Children in the five Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) in England and Wales are more negative about their treatment by staff, time out of cell and access to everyday essentials than those held in Secure Training Centres (STC), according to an analysis of the perceptions of their experiences in 2018-19.

HMP Wormwood Scrubs — built in the late nineteenth century and one of the country’s most famous prisons — was found to have made encouraging progress since a very troubling inspection two years ago.

HMP Rye Hill, a modern training prison in the West Midlands holding only men convicted of sexual offences, was found by inspectors to have remained an effective prison.

Standford Hill, an open resettlement prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, was found in 2019 to have maintained the high standards of treatment and conditions identified at the previous inspection in 2015.

HMP & YOI Doncaster in South Yorkshire, which holds around 1,100 men, was found to be badly over-crowed with worrying levels of violence, self-harm and self-inflicted deaths.