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Report on an unannounced inspection of HMYOI Brinsford (6–17 November 2017)

HMYOI Brinsford avoided massive increases in violence seen in many other jails but must address a ‘dreadful’ rise in self-harm by young adult prisoners and change a regime in which they are locked in cells for long periods of the day, according to prison inspectors.

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Leeds (30, 31 October, 6–10 November 2017)

HMP Leeds, a large and “severely overcrowded” inner-city Victorian prison, was assessed by prison inspectors, for the second consecutive inspection, as unsafe with high levels of violence, according to a new report on the West Yorkshire jail.

Fewer children and young adults have been in custody in recent years but the lives of those remaining have been “significantly impacted by deteriorating behaviour” that has not been tackled, according to Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.

This thematic report explores how incentives and behaviour management systems operate in YOIs and STCs (March 2018)

HMP Altcourse in Liverpool was found in 2017 to have “bucked the trend” of rising violence and self-harm seen in many comparable local prisons, according to Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Altcourse (13–23 November 2017)

HMP & YOI Rochester, a training and resettlement prison in Kent holding adult and young adult male prisoners, had shown encouraging progress despite the “significant disruption” of a period in which it was told it would close but was then kept open, according to a report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP & YOI Rochester (23 October–3 November 2017)