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HMP Wealstun: A ‘very difficult year’ despite 10 Prisons Project funds

A jail given extra funding through the government’s high-profile 10 Prisons Project has had a “very difficult year” with high levels of violence, self harm and drug use, the prison’s Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) has said. HMP Wealstun near Wetherby was one of 10 jails to share £10m from the scheme, announced in August 2018 and […]

HMYOI Parc Juvenile Unit – Much good work with children, but some safety concern

There was much to commend at Parc, but they needed to understand why safety had declined and act upon it, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the young people’s unit at the local prison in South Wales. [previous report] Parc juvenile unit is a […]

Smoking ban to come into effect in prisons

Smoking will be banned in all prisons in Wales and four in south-west England from next year, the government has said. It is the first stage of a plan to make all jails in England and Wales smoke-free. And from next month, smoking will be barred in the interior of all “open” prisons in England […]