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Prison reform will not succeed unless the violence and prevalence of drugs in jail are addressed and prisoners are unlocked for more of the working day, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published his second annual report, for 2016-17.

HMYOI Werrington had made progress, reduced levels of violence, and was doing some innovative work with the boys it held, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the young offender institution near Stoke-on-Trent.

HMP Coldingley offered good work, training, education and resettlement opportunities for the men it held, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Some of the older wings, however, were in urgent need of refurbishment, he added. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the training and resettlement prison in Surrey.

HMP/YOI Feltham was not safe enough, violence had risen and boys and young men spent too long locked in their cells, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. There were, however, many examples of good work by staff, he added. Today he published two reports of unannounced inspections of the West London young offender institution.

The stability of HMP Birmingham was being adversely affected by the high volume of illicit drugs available, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Prison managers and staff were clearly committed to moving on and making progress after the disturbance last year, he added. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the local West Midlands jail.

HMP Huntercombe was a safe and decent prison with work, training and education available for prisoners, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. However, it needed to do more to address prisoners’ offending attitudes and behaviour, prior to them being deported from the UK or released into the community. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the foreign national prison in Oxfordshire.

West Midlands Police had made some progress in improving conditions in their custody cells, but further work was necessary, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

Support for prisoners leaving jail and moving back into the community was poor and the work of most Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) was not making any difference, according to the Chief Inspectors of Probation and Prisons.

HMP Lincoln was struggling to hold prisoners safely and in decent conditions, but staff were working to address these challenges, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the local jail.

HMP Brixton was not safe, and the work, training and education it provided for prisoners needed to improve, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the local London jail.