Independent Review of Progress

HMP Onley – New Independent Review of Progress Report (IRP) Published 18th December 2019

HMP ONLEY – SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN REDUCING VIOLENCE BUT DRUGS, EDUCATION AND TRAINING REMAIN CONCERNS   HMP Onley, a training prison in Warwickshire holding 740 men, 80% of them from London, had made “very mixed” progress since a troubling inspection a year before, a new report says. Inspectors visiting the prison near Rugby for an […]

HMP/YOI SWINFEN HALL – Improved safety and activity, but progress slow in other areas

Progress toward improvement in HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall, after a troubling inspection in 2018, was found to be mixed when inspectors revisited the prison in July 2019. However, Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said that the mixed overall picture masked the prison’s important work to improve safety and purposeful activity, including training and education. […]

HMP Manchester: Some improvements but progress is slow and weak in key areas

HMP Manchester, an important local prison in a major English city, was assessed by inspectors as having made slow and weak progress in many key areas where improvement was urged after a full inspection in 2018. An Independent Review of Progress (IRP) at Manchester took place in June 2019, 11 months after the Chief Inspector […]

HMP Birmingham – a mixed bag of some progress in tackling violence and squalor, but weaknesses in education and management of sex offenders

HMP Birmingham has made reasonable progress in tackling the violence, drug use and squalor evident in a disturbing inspection of the prison in the summer of 2018. However, an Independent Review of Progress (IRP) in May 2019 found a mixed overall picture, with insufficient progress in tackling antisocial behaviour and in improving work, training and […]