Prison – Exeter

Sixteen prisons to receive X-ray scanners

  X-ray scanners are due to be installed in 16 of the country’s “most challenging” jails. Birmingham, Liverpool and Winchester will be the latest three prisons to receive the technology before it is rolled out to others later in the year. The “cutting edge” scanners, specially developed for the Prison Service, can produce “instant images from inside […]

HMP Exeter: A Prison In Decline Due To Staff Shortages

There were not enough staff at HMP Exeter and safety had declined, as had work to rehabilitate prisoners, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Current staff should, however, be praised for their efforts, he added. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the local prison in Devon. HMP Exeter held 490 […]

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 […]