News Releases

HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire, a training and resettlement prison in Hertfordshire holding up to 1,000 prisoners, was assessed in April 2019 to be improving from a troubling inspection a year before.

Published: 31 May 2019

Inspectors found a mixed picture of progress in HMP Stocken, a training prison in a rural setting in Rutland, since it was last inspected in 2015.

Published: 29 May 2019

HMP Chelmsford – where inspectors were deeply troubled last year by high levels of drug-fuelled violence and self-harm – has improved in key areas over the last year.

Published: 24 May 2019

Guys Marsh, a training and resettlement jail in Dorset assessed as ‘out of control’ five years ago, showed substantial improvement in the most recent inspection.

Published: 21 May 2019

Work to address key failings at HMP Exeter, a troubled prison found last year to suffer high levels of drug-fuelled violence, has lacked urgency, according to HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP).

Published: 21 May 2019

Treatment and conditions for men in HMP Lewes in Sussex declined over two years while the jail was subject to HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) ‘special measures.’ The failure of special measures suggested a systemic failure within the prison service, according to Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.

Published: 14 May 2019

Leaders and staff at HMP Garth, a training prison in Lancashire, were commended for their work to reduce drugs and violence since inspectors found it in 2017 to be one of the most unsafe they had seen.

Published: 09 May 2019

HMP Swaleside, a training prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent holding many men serving long sentences for violent offences, was found by inspectors to have become safer and more respectful over two years.

Published: 08 May 2019