Prison – Kennet

HMP Kennet to close next year

One of England and Wales’s most overcrowded prisons will close next year, Michael Gove has announced. HMP Kennet in Merseyside will close in July 2017 as part of the Justice Secretary’s flagship prison reforms designed to improve safety and rehabilitation in jails. Mr Gove said the prison was one of the most expensive of its […]

HMP Kennet – A Safe And Purposeful Prison Say Inspectors

HMP Kennet was helping prisoners to acquire new skills and to prepare for release, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection of the resettlement prison near Liverpool. HMP Kennet is situated next to Ashworth high security hospital in converted former hospital premises. It opened in 2007 as a […]