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Safety had deteriorated at HMP Leeds, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the local prison in West Yorkshire.

Published: 27 April 2016

HMP Lewes had a number of strengths, but needed to focus on safety, tackling violence and increasing work, training and education, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the local prison in East Sussex.

Published: 26 April 2016

HMP Elmley was a safer and more stable prison, but had further improvements to make, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the local jail on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

Published: 19 April 2016

HMP Bronzefield was a well-led prison with committed staff and had continued to improve, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the women’s prison in West London.

Published: 13 April 2016

Not nearly enough progress had been made at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the West London local jail.

Published: 12 April 2016

New arrangements for police custody in London had led to improvements as areas were grouped into clusters, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection of Met Detention South.

Published: 05 April 2016