Prisons & Probation Ombudsman

Prisons & Probation Ombudsman published 2018-2019 Annual Report – “Disappointed at failure to implement agreed recommendations”

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) stepped up work in 2018-19 to ensure its repeated recommendation… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less than the […]

PPO Confirms Concerns Raised By Inspection of HMP Nottingham

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, who investigates deaths and complaints in prisons, echoed the findings o… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less than the […]

Approved premises need more effective focus on drug testing and managing the risks of substance abuse, says Ombudsman

  Approved Premise (APs), home to people released from prison or on bail or court orders, need more ef… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs […]

Prison Deaths From New Psychoactive Substances Rises To 79 Says Ombudsman

The number of prisoner deaths in which the use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) may have played a part… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs […]

Older Prisoners: 4 Years & 5 Justice Secretary’s After Justice Committee Produced A Report on Older Prisoners – Still No Progress

HM Prison and Probation Service needs a national strategy to address the needs of the increasing numbers of el… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs […]

Six prison homicides in one year reflect unacceptable level of prison violence, says Ombudsman

Homicides in prison are still rare but the number has increased, vividly illustrating the unacceptable level… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less than the […]

Better Safety Must Underpin Prison Reform Says Ombudsman As Suicides, Homicides and Deaths From Natural Causes Reach Record Levels

The past year saw a 34% rise in prison suicides, more deaths from natural causes and the highest number of h… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much […]

Use of Force ‘should be a last resort in Jails’ says Ombudsman

Staff face enormous challenges in keeping order and control in prisons, and the use of force must always be an… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more […]

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR PRISONERS NEED TO IMPROVE FURTHER, SAYS OMBUDSMAN

Some improvement has been made in managing the mental health needs of prisoners, but there is still a long way… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more […]

Inmate dies after prison assault

HMP Rochester A prisoner who was allegedly punched by another inmate at HMP Rochester has died. Fraser Stent… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less […]

PRISON SERVICE NEEDS TO ACT TO REDUCE SUICIDES, SAYS OMBUDSMAN

  Prisons must improve how they risk assess, monitor and care for prisoners to help prevent suicides, said Ni… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs […]

NIGEL NEWCOMEN WRONG MAN FOR PRISONS OMBUDSMAN

EDITORIAL OF THE PRISONS HANDBOOK 2013 – publishED TODAY Before saying anything about the PPO’s office  and i… Full access to The Prison Oracle, its tens of thousands of documents, rules, regulations, reports, policies, expert articles, breaking news, comprehensive prison entries, morning briefings, expert advice database, comprehensive legal section and so much more costs less […]