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Press notices for reports published week commencing 6 May 2024

Published: 08 May 2024

Press notices for reports published week commencing 29 April 2024

Published: 29 April 2024

These are challenging times to live and work in prisons, with rising drugs, violence and self-harm and overcrowded, squalid conditions in many jails. Reoffending rates remain stubbornly high, at almost 37%, and the proportion of prisoners recalled to prison is 13% higher than it was a year ago. Amidst these pressures, most prisons are struggling […]

Published: 12 April 2024

Peterborough prison, one of the country’s largest reception jails, is struggling with the churn of those caught in a cycle of reoffending and recall to prison, a new inspection report has found.

Published: 09 April 2024

Press notices for reports published week commencing 8 April 2024

Published: 08 April 2024

Leaders at Wymott failed to tackle the very high staff sickness rates, which meant too few officers were available for operational duties on the wing. This led to an incredibly restricted part-time regime for unemployed prisoners on the main site, some of whom spent 21 hours a day locked up, and the weekend regime was poor for all.

Published: 03 April 2024

Press notice for report published week commencing 1 April 2024

Published: 02 April 2024

A new report has found that inexperienced prison officers at HMP/YOI Hindley were struggling to manage a very challenging prison dominated by a “tsunami” of drugs, high levels of violence and self-harm and failing infrastructure.

Published: 12 March 2024

Some of the most vulnerable children in the country are being stripped of their clothing under restraint with far too little oversight and accountability and inappropriate use of pain-inducing techniques, a report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons has found.

Published: 05 March 2024

Press notices for reports published week commencing 26 February 2024

Published: 26 February 2024