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HMP/YOI Moorland – significant improvements in safety and respect but must address public protection weakness

HMP/YOI Moorland, an adult and young adult men’s resettlement prison near Doncaster, showed “reassuring” improvements since its previous inspection, particularly in reducing violence overall. Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said that in February 2016 Moorland was uncertain about whether it would be privatised and was suffering very badly from the impact of illicit […]

HMP Birmingham – Availability of Drugs Still Affecting Safety

The stability of HMP Birmingham was being adversely affected by the high volume of illicit drugs available, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Prison managers and staff were clearly committed to moving on and making progress after the disturbance last year, he added. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the […]

HMP Norwich: Well-Led & Making Progress

HMP/YOI Norwich was well led, had continued to make progress and managed many of the challenges it faced, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the Norfolk jail. HMP/YOI Norwich is a local prison holding a complex mix of remanded and sentenced category B, C […]

HMP Onley – Safety Had Declined say Inspectors

  Standards had declined at HMP Onley and it had become an unsafe prison, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Friday 2nd December 2016 he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the category C prison near Rugby. HMP Onley held around 740 prisoners at the time of its inspection. Since its previous […]

HMP & Yoi Foston Hall: woman’s prison with some strengths but improvements needed

Foston Hall was a reasonably safe and decent prison with some good rehabilitative work, but further improvements need to be made, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the women’s prison in Derbyshire. HMP & YOI Foston Hall is a local and resettlement prison. Like […]

HMP Swaleside: A Dangerous Prison

HMP Swaleside was a dangerous prison, but there were signs it was starting to stabilise, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the training prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. HMP Swaleside held just over 1,100 adult men, all serving long or indeterminate […]

HMP/YOI Moorland – New Psychoactive Substances Threat Level Raised To ‘Severe’

The availability of new psychoactive substances was threatening to undermine recent progress at Moorland, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the South Yorkshire resettlement prison. HMP/YOI Moorland holds around 1,000 prisoners, of whom around 250 are foreign national offenders and 340 are sex offenders. […]

HMYOI Parc Juvenile Unit – Much good work with children, but some safety concern

There was much to commend at Parc, but they needed to understand why safety had declined and act upon it, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the young people’s unit at the local prison in South Wales. [previous report] Parc juvenile unit is a […]

HMP NOTTINGHAM – Still not safe despite some progress

There was still too much serious violence and disorder at HMP Nottingham despite staff working hard to address this, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the local prison. HMP Nottingham holds just over 1,000 adult and young adult male prisoners. It was constructed in […]

HMP WORMWOOD SCRUBS – VERY CONCERNING

Not nearly enough progress had been made at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an announced inspection of the West London local jail. This announced inspection of HMP Wormwood Scrubs took place 18 months after the last inspection, when inspectors also had serious concerns. The […]