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The Chief Inspectors of Ofsted and HMI Prisons have written a joint commentary discussing the impact of COVID-19 on prison education and announcing the launch of a new prison education review.

Published: 10 September 2021

HMP Wormwood Scrubs, a Victorian men’s local prison in west London, was found by HM Inspectorate of Prisons to have maintained improvements in treatment and conditions over the last two years, though too many men were locked up for most of the day.

Published: 09 September 2021

HMP & YOI Low Newton, a women’s prison near Durham, was found by HM Inspectorate of Prisons to be safe and respectful, with many positive features, but needed to do more to get women out of their cells.

Published: 07 September 2021

HMP Oakwood, England’s largest prison, near Wolverhampton, was found to have a culture of respectful treatment and high expectations of prisoners.

Published: 03 September 2021

HMP Haverigg, on a sprawling former RAF station in a remote area of Cumbria, was found to have become safer since it changed from a closed training prison to a category D open establishment.

Published: 01 September 2021

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Charlie Taylor is so troubled by the lack of progress to address violence, safety and poor conditions at HMP & YOI Chelmsford, a men’s local prison in Essex, that he has issued a rare Urgent Notification (UN) requiring immediate action from the Secretary of State for Justice.

Published: 27 August 2021

HMP Send, a closed training prison in Surrey holding more than 200 women, was found by HM Inspectorate of Prisons in May 2021 to have remained a safe and respectful establishment with a strong culture of support.

Published: 26 August 2021

Cleveland Police needs to improve its custody services, including the care and safety of detainees, a new report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMI Prisons) has found.

Published: 12 August 2021

The Prison Service prevented predicted large-scale deaths as a result of COVID-19 but severe and prolonged daily lock-up of prisoners harmed their physical and mental welfare, according to HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Charlie Taylor.

Published: 20 July 2021

HMI Prisons has published a report on an inspection of an escorted immigration removal flight taking 22 people to Vilnius in Lithuania in May 2021.

Published: 24 June 2021