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Drugs, violence and self-harm continue to dominate life at Lowdham Grange

An independent review of progress at Lowdham Grange found worrying increases in violence and self harm and high levels of drugs.

Reports published 19 February 2024

Reports on independent reviews of progress at HMP Risley and HMP/YOI Feltham B

“Neglected” Bedford jail will need sustained support to improve after full inspection report details some of the worst conditions inspectors have seen

A report on Bedford prison published today reveals the full scale of problems that led HM Chief Inspector of Prisons to write to the Secretary of State for Justice in November to invoke an Urgent Notification about the state of the jail.

The long wait: acutely mentally unwell men and women trapped in prison

A new report by the Chief Inspector of prisons shines a light on the plight of desperately unwell men and women languishing in prison waiting for transfer to secure mental hospitals.

Report published 5 February 2024

A report on an inspection of court custody facilities in Humber and South Yorkshire.

HMP Highpoint: Staff shortages and inadequate teaching limiting prisoners’ preparation for release

One of the largest category C training and resettlement prisons in England is failing to deliver its core purpose to prepare men for their return to the community.

HMYOI Parc: A positive and caring culture but purposeful activity compromised by a period of transition

Parc YOI has consistently been the best performing in England and Wales, as this inspection and previous inspections show.

Bringing closed worlds into the open

Sophie Riley, Head of Research, Data and Thematics at HMI Prisons, explains why we have worked with Royal Holloway to make 20 years of prisoner survey data available to other researchers.

Reports published 15 January 2024

Inspection reports on HMP Ashfield and HMP Bure and a report on an independent review of progress at HMP Maidstone

Reports published 8 January 2024

Reports on inspections of HMP/YOI East Sutton Park and HMP Dovegate