Life in Prison: Contact with Families and Friends

This findings paper is part of a series which focuses on daily life in prisons and young offender institutions (YOIs). It summarises literature concerning the importance of prisoners maintaining relationships with the outside world and, in particular, with their family and friends. (August 2016)

Published: 23 August 2016

A rise in violence and the availability of drugs were among the challenges for HMP Chelmsford, but managers were competent and had strengths to build on, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the local prison in Essex.

Published: 16 August 2016

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Chelmsford (4 – 15 April 2016)

Published: 16 August 2016

Cedars had maintained the high standards for which it had become renowned, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of pre-departure accommodation near Gatwick Airport.

Published: 11 August 2016

Report on an unannounced inspection of Cedars pre-departure accommodation (4 – 26 April 2016)

Published: 11 August 2016

An inspection of Medway Secure Training Centre, undertaken jointly with Ofsted (19-24 June 2016)

Published: 08 August 2016