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Isis is a modern prison in south-east London, with an unstable and challenging population; around 80 new prisoners arrive each month, many of whom are involved at some level with London gangs. On this visit, inspectors were impressed with the governor and her commitment to improvement, but there were some disappointing findings, particularly in the area of rehabilitation and release planning.

Published: 09 December 2022

Inspectors visiting Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) found an establishment providing good care and support to the women detained there, particularly in healthcare, yet with urgent improvements needed areas of safety.

Published: 06 December 2022

Lancaster Farms, located just outside the city of Lancaster, was providing decent outcomes for the 544 men held there at the time of our inspection.

Published: 02 December 2022

Inspectors returning to Feltham A were pleased to find that decent outcomes for children had been maintained since the last full inspection earlier this year.

Published: 25 November 2022

Yesterday, the Chief Inspector of Prisons wrote to the Secretary of State for Justice invoking an Urgent Notification for Exeter Prison.

Published: 18 November 2022

Inspectors visiting Liverpool in July and found a calm and well-ordered prison with a positive and caring culture. This marked an impressive transformation from the jail HMI Prisons inspected in 2017, when Liverpool was in a “parlous state”.

Published: 15 November 2022

Inspectors returning to Rochester found that little progress had been made since the full inspection in 2021, where prisoners were not getting access to purposeful activity and there were concerns about living conditions, violence, and staffing shortages.

Published: 08 November 2022

Inspectors returning to Portland found the prison in a better state than during a troubling visit in 2019. At that time, the jail was not keeping prisoners safe or providing decent living conditions. A new governor, appointed in 2020 and with a strong understanding of the issues facing the prison, had carried out good work to begin to transform the jail.

Published: 04 November 2022

Inspectors returning to YOI Werrington found worryingly high levels of violence continued to dominate the institution, with a number of serious assaults taking place even during the brief period of the review.

Published: 03 November 2022

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has today published a report from an inspection on Manston in Kent, carried out in July 2022.

Published: 01 November 2022