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An inspection of Oakhill Secure Training Centre, undertaken jointly with Ofsted (3-13 November 2015, 9-10 February 2016)

Police custody in North Yorkshire had improved and there was better support for people with mental health issues, but still more to do, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection. The inspection was part of a national programme […]

Report on an unannounced inspection of police custody suites in North Yorkshire (24-29 August 2015)

Despite some problems, HMP Highpoint was improving on many fronts, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the Suffolk training prison.

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Highpoint (26 October – 6 November 2015)

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Woodhill (14 – 25 September 2015)

The provision of work, training and education had improved at HMP Woodhill and its rehabilitation services were good, but violence and a high number of self-inflicted deaths were significant concerns, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the jail near Milton Keynes.

Safety was a major concern at HMP Doncaster and a lack of staff was contributing to problems, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the South Yorkshire local jail.

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Doncaster (5 – 16 October 2015)

The Home Office and Tascor’s response to high numbers of migrants arriving through the Channel Tunnel over the summer and early autumn was inadequate, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Detainees did not have their basic physical needs met and conditions fundamentally lacked decency, he added. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the short-term holding facilities at Dover and Folkestone in Kent.