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The length of time prisoners were kept locked up each day at HMP Hindley was unjustifiable, and the daily routine was one of the worst inspectors had seen, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the category C prison near Wigan.

Published: 29 November 2016

Police custody in South Wales had improved and the force seemed committed to sustaining those improvements, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

Published: 25 November 2016

HMP/YOI Drake Hall was a safe and respectful prison, with good work, training and education provision on offer and a focus on rehabilitation, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the women’s prison in Staffordshire.

Published: 23 November 2016

A new inspection report on Maghaberry Prison has found work to provide a safer, more stable environment for prisoners and staff at the high security facility is continuing, but issues remain around support for vulnerable prisoners and the availability and use of drugs.

Published: 23 November 2016

Decisive action must be taken by the Justice Secretary to reduce the number of prisoners with a sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) who are still in prison years after the end of their tariff, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons.

Published: 17 November 2016

HMP Winchester continued to make progress but needed to focus on safety and the amount of time prisoners had out of their cell, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the local prison in Hampshire.

Published: 16 November 2016

Nearly half of boys in young offender institutions have felt unsafe in custody at some point, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published a thematic report on the results of surveys of children in custody.

Published: 15 November 2016

HMP Risley needed to improve and to build a sense of purpose as a training and resettlement prison, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the training jail in Cheshire.

Published: 08 November 2016

Lancashire police had failed to build on previous progress in the way they held people in custody, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

Published: 04 November 2016