News Releases

April 2017

People detained in court cells were looked after reasonably well but there were some concerns, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an inspection of court custody facilities in West Midlands and Warwickshire. The inspection was part of a series of inspections of court custody carried out by HM […]

People detained in court cells were looked after reasonably well but there were some concerns, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an inspection of court custody facilities in West Midlands and Warwickshire.

HMP Garth had made real progress in work to rehabilitate prisoners, but it was very unsafe and violence had increased substantially, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the Lancashire training prison.

Although there was still much to commend at Parc, the deterioration in safety and general standards needed to be halted, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the young offender institution in South Wales.

The most recent inspection of HMP Guys Marsh found failings in almost every area, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the training and resettlement prison in Dorset.

March 2017

Brook House immigration removal centre had made clear improvements, and staff are to be congratulated, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport.

HMP Eastwood Park provided some good care to women, but was less stable than previously, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the women’s prison in Gloucestershire.

HMP Durham had many strengths but the pace of progress was too slow and it was not safe enough, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the local jail.

Police custody in Hampshire was generally positive, but there are some further improvements to be made, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

February 2017

Standards have declined at HMP Featherstone, and the decline in safety was particularly concerning, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the training prison near Wolverhampton.