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Three month extension for HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

The Secretary of State has announced a short extension to Peter Clarke’s term of office as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, from 31 January 2020 until 30 April 2020. Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons is a Royal appointment. Extensions are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, and have been made in line […]

Children in Custody – Welcome signs of improvement but many still feel unsafe

Children in Custody 2017–18: An analysis of 12–18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experiences in secure training centres and young offender institutions Signs of improvement in youth custody establishments have yet to translate into greater feelings of safety for those detained, according to new analysis of the perceptions of children in custody. Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, […]

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 […]

East Sutton Park – An Excellent Women’s Prison

East Sutton Park was very good at helping to rehabilitate prisoners and prepare them for life back in the community, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the women’s open prison in Kent. East Sutton Park is one of only two dedicated women’s open prisons […]

Lancaster Farms – safe and decent but needs more work on reducing reoffending

HMP Lancaster Farms was a safe and decent prison but needed to improve the work it did with prisoners to reduce the risk of reoffending, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the resettlement prison in Lancashire. HMP Lancaster Farms was last inspected in June […]