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Peterborough jail for women was found to be “not sufficiently” safe for prisoners, the first time in a number of years that a women’s jail was assessed at this level, according to HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP).

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP & YOI Peterborough (Women) (11–21 September 2017)

Prison leaders, from local to national, presided over an “abject failure” to provide a safe, decent and purposeful regime at HMP Liverpool, according to Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Liverpool (4–15 September 2017)

During the inspection of prisons, young offender institutions and secure training centres (the latter with the agreement of Ofsted), HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCIP) may identify significant concerns with regard to the treatment and conditions of those detained. In this eventuality HMCIP will write to the Secretary of State within seven calendar days of […]

The Chief Inspector of Prisons has demanded that the Secretary of State for Justice intervenes to ensure urgent action to save lives and protect fearful prisoners in the “fundamentally unsafe” HMP Nottingham.

HMP Nottingham Urgent Notification letter, issued on 17 January 2018, and inspection debriefing paper

Education and therapy for boys at Cookham Wood young offender institution (YOI) was undermined by a custody regime which kept them locked in cells while skilled and enthusiastic professionals waited for them in empty rooms, prisons inspectors found.

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMYOI Cookham Wood (14–25 August 2017)

HMP Swansea had a ‘complacent and inexcusable’ approach to the safety of vulnerable prisoners, failing to respond effectively to high levels of self-harm and suicides of new prisoners, HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found.