HM Prisons Inspectorate

HMP Norwich: Decline since 2016 and more coherent strategy needed to sustain recent improvements

HMP/YOI Norwich, a complex multi-functional prison serving East Anglia, was found to have deteriorated over three years in HM Inspectorate of Prisons’ healthy prison tests. In 2016, the prison was assessed as reasonably good for safety, respect, purposeful activity and rehabilitation and release planning. In an inspection in October and November 2019 all four grades […]

HMYOI Cookham Wood: Level of violence are ‘too high’ say inspectors

  Levels of violence among child criminals are “too high” and need to be tackled as a priority, according to a report. Inspectors raised concerns about the conditions at Cookham Wood Young Offender Institution (YOI) in Kent, which holds up to 188 boys aged between 15 and 18. It was branded “not sufficiently good” in […]