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HMP//YOI Stoke Heath, a training and resettlement prison holding up to 782 male prisoners in rural Shropshire, was found by inspectors to be “overwhelmingly safe.” Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said the 2015 inspection of the jail had found reasonably good outcomes – the second highest assessment – against all four HMI Prisons […]

Custody facilities in the nine Crown and magistrates’ courts in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Northamptonshire were found by inspectors to be “reasonably good” overall.

HMP Lancaster Farms, a resettlement prison in Lancashire, showed some improvements over three years but not enough for inspectors to change their assessments from their previous visit.

HMP & YOI Hollesley Bay, an open prison in Suffolk holding up to 485 adult prisoners, was found to be a “very safe” jail with good or reasonably good outcomes for those detained.

HMYOI Parc in South Wales, a unit in a wider adult prison holding 37 boys, was found by inspectors to have continued the improvements seen at the previous inspection.

HMP Maidstone, holding nearly 600 foreign national prisoners, was found by prison inspectors to be calm and well-ordered but the jail was warned not to be complacent about worrying signs of an increasing drugs problem.

HMP Durham, a heavily overcrowded prison, was found by inspectors to have significant problems with drugs and violence and worryingly high levels of self-harm and self-inflicted and drug-related deaths.

HMP Featherstone, a training and resettlement prison near Wolverhampton, was found by inspectors to have improved significantly since a poor inspection two years earlier.

HMP Channings Wood, a training and resettlement prison near Newton Abbott in Devon, was found by inspectors to present “a very mixed picture”, with stark contrasts in conditions between different parts of the jail.

Custody in the Cheshire Constabulary area was found by inspectors to be “very good overall” with a number of strengths and areas of commendable practice.