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HMP Wayland, near Thetford in rural Norfolk and housing many prisoners on long sentences, was a “very well-led” prison making some progress toward becoming safer after a sharp rise in violence over the last four years, according to a report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Wayland (19–30 June 2017)

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Substantial numbers of alleged or convicted sex offenders have been put in a violent prison to “stabilise” it without adequate programmes to reduce the risks they pose, according to a report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons published today.

Report on an announced inspection of HMP & YOI Doncaster (10–21 July 2017)

Many prisoners are locked up in cells for long periods in insanitary, unhygienic and degrading conditions that threaten their health and can drive them to take drugs, according to HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke.

This findings paper is part of a series which focuses on daily life in prisons and young offender institutions (YOIs). It summarises literature surrounding living conditions in prison. (October 2017)

The physical condition of custody suites in criminal courts and immigration and asylum tribunals in north and west London was “overwhelmingly poor”, according to an inspection report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons published today.

Report on an inspection visit to court custody facilities in London North, North East and West (29 May-6 June 2017)

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Dovegate (22 May–8 June 2017)