hmp whitemoor

Stabbing attack on prison officers by inmates treated as terror incident

The stabbing of a prison officer by two inmates wearing fake suicide belts at a maximum security jail is believed to be the first terror attack of its kind launched behind bars. One officer suffered stab wounds to his head, chest and face after he was set upon from behind by the prisoners armed with […]

Traumatic histories of offenders stuck in prison should be treated as a public health issue to break cycles of offending

The traumatic histories of offenders stuck in the prison system should be treated as a public health issue to break cycles of offending, psychologists working with inmates have said. But despite the often complex histories of violent offenders, in the UK’s squeezed prison system there are limited resources available for rehabilitation. Forensic psychologist Dr Naomi Murphy runs a five-year […]

HMP Whitemoor IMB Publish their latest Annual Report

HMP WHITEMOOR IMB ANNUAL REPORT SUMMARY This report presents the findings of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Whitemoor for the period 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019. IMB evidence comes from observations made on visits, scrutiny of records and of data, informal contact with prison staff, prisoners and their families, prisoner applications, attendance […]

Prisons Inspectorate’s Thematic Review on Close Supervision Centres published

Although clear progress had been made in clarifying the aims and processes of the system for managing the most dangerous prisoners in the country said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, in a Thematic Review report published today (25/8/2015) on Close Supervision Centres in English high security prisons, prison commentators also made clear there were […]

HMP Whitemoor – A High Security Prison doing good work to manage its population

Most prisoners at HMP Whitemoor felt safe and the prison was generally calm and ordered, although vigilance was needed as there was potential for serious problems to occur, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the maximum security jail in Cambridgeshire. HMP Whitemoor held 454 […]