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HMP Wormwood Scrubs – ‘remarkable’ though fragile progress

HMP Wormwood Scrubs — built in the late nineteenth century and one of the country’s most famous prisons — was found to have made encouraging progress since a very troubling inspection two years ago; something one prisons expert called ‘remarkable’.. In 2017, the west London prison, which holds just over 1,000 men, was assessed as […]

Latest IMB Reports Published

The latest Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) Reports have been published for the following establishments: Wormwood Scrubs 2018 2019 Bure 2018 2019 Chelmsford 2018 2019 View the IMB Database You are unauthorized to view this page.

HMP Wormwood Scrubs – iconic jail suffering persistent and intractable failings

Wormwood Scrubs, the iconic West London jail, was found to be suffering from persistent and intractable failings, including high violence, drugs, chronic staff shortages and poor public protection work, according to a report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). The jail, holding more than 1,200 men, has been inspected three times in the last three-and-a-half […]

3 x Cop Killer Harry Roberts to be freed after 45 years

Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after serving more than 45 years of a life sentence. Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for the murder of three policemen in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, in 1966. His 30-year minimum tariff expired 18 years ago. The parole board is understood to […]

Wormwood Scrubs “Filthy” and unsafe

One of the country’s most well-known prisons, in west London, has been heavily criticised by inspectors after it was found to be unsafe, “filthy” in places and under-resourced. HMP Wormwood Scrubs, a Victorian jail, experienced major structural changes in late 2013 which led to a “large tranche of experienced staff” leaving, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of […]