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Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, welcomed the report and recommendations published by the Justice Select Committee following its hearing on HMP Liverpool.

The Secretary of State for Justice has responded publicly to the Urgent Notification issued by Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, @HMIPrisonsnews, on 17 January 2018, about the ‘fundamentally unsafe’ HMP Nottingham. Read Mr Clarke’s response here.

Detainees in custody in Cambridgeshire were held in reasonably good physical conditions with “generally impressive” care and attention from staff, inspectors found in 2017. Cambridgeshire Constabulary had improved its work in relation to mental health since a previous inspection in 2011, ensuring that few people were detained in police cells as a place of safety […]

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons has questioned whether HMP Lindholme in South Yorkshire is a suitable place to hold high numbers of prisoners with organised crime connections who are determined to “ply their trade” in jail. The prison has a lengthy perimeter and a severe and intractable drugs problem, with high levels of violence.

Detainees in short-term armed forces service custody facilities (SCF), used by the Army, Navy and RAF, were well cared for and felt safe, an inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons found.

Peterborough jail for women was found to be “not sufficiently” safe for prisoners, the first time in a number of years that a women’s jail was assessed at this level, according to HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP).

Prison leaders, from local to national, presided over an “abject failure” to provide a safe, decent and purposeful regime at HMP Liverpool, according to Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.

The Chief Inspector of Prisons has demanded that the Secretary of State for Justice intervenes to ensure urgent action to save lives and protect fearful prisoners in the “fundamentally unsafe” HMP Nottingham.

Education and therapy for boys at Cookham Wood young offender institution (YOI) was undermined by a custody regime which kept them locked in cells while skilled and enthusiastic professionals waited for them in empty rooms, prisons inspectors found.

HMP Swansea had a ‘complacent and inexcusable’ approach to the safety of vulnerable prisoners, failing to respond effectively to high levels of self-harm and suicides of new prisoners, HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found.