HMP Ranby – clear improvement over three years but continued focus on drugs needed

HMP Ranby, a large training and resettlement prison holding around 1,000 men in north Nottinghamshire, had clearly improved from a drug-fuelled “state of crisis” three years ago, inspectors found in their most recent visit.

Published: 18 October 2018

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Ranby (4-15 June 2018)

Published: 18 October 2018

The prison service and local authorities are failing to plan for the future needs of a growing population of elderly, ill and frail prisoners, according to a report on social care in jails by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the Care Quality Commission.

Published: 16 October 2018

Social care in prisons in England and Wales – a thematic report (October 2018)

Published: 16 October 2018

HMP & YOI Chelmsford was found by inspectors to be a violent and unsafe prison, with large volumes of drugs smuggled in by the many organised crime gang members in the Essex jail.

Published: 12 October 2018

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP & YOI Chelmsford (21 May – 7 June 2018)

Published: 12 October 2018

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Exeter (14–24 May 2018)

Published: 09 October 2018

HMP Exeter, holding more than 400 men from across the south west of England, was found by inspectors to be “very violent”, with widespread illicit drug use and poor living conditions apparently regarded by staff as normal.

Published: 09 October 2018

An inspection of custody facilities run in a collaboration between Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies was “positive overall”, though inspectors identified some causes of concern.

Published: 02 October 2018

Report on an unannounced inspection visit to police custody suites in Norfolk and Suffolk police (14–25 May 2018)

Published: 02 October 2018