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HMYOI Glen Parva had made commendable progress, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an unannounced short follow-up inspection of the young offender institution in Leicestershire. HMYOI Glen Parva holds young male prisoners aged 18 to 21. It was last inspected in 2009 when inspectors reported on a generally safe and […]

Police custody provision in Gwent was reasonably good overall but primary health care needed some attention, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection. The inspection was part of a national programme of joint inspections of police custody. It looked at two […]

HMP Highpoint tried hard to provide purposeful activity for prisoners, but there just weren’t enough places, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an announced inspection of the Suffolk training jail. HMP Highpoint is a large prison that holds about 1,300 adult men on two distinct sites, Highpoint South and North, […]

HMP Bullwood Hall provided good activity for prisoners, but needed to do more to reduce their risk of reoffending, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an announced inspection of the Essex jail for foreign nationals. HMP Bullwood Hall is small, and holds up to 234 prisoners. Since 2006 it has […]

Court managers needed to take a more active role in how their custody suites were run, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an inspection. The inspection was the first in a new programme of inspections of court custody carried out by HM Inspectorate of Prisons. At the time of inspection […]