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Report published 2 April

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Humber

HMP Humber

Type of inspection: full unannounced inspection

Dates of inspection: 27 November – 15 December 2023

Summary of findings:  Designated as a resettlement prison since our last inspection, inspectors found Humber to be a well-led and settled establishment.

First night accommodation was clean, staff and peer workers welcomed new arrivals, violence was lower than at similar prisons and few men were self-isolating despite the size of the site. The limited regime, the use of illicit drugs, and the prisoner debt these drugs caused, posed the biggest threats to safety. Only 40% of prisoners engaged in purposeful activity and there was a shortfall in the number of training and industries places. Approximately 10% of prisoners were released to no fixed abode and some prisoners with long-term conditions did not always receive the care and treatment needed.

Points to note:  The specialised HOPE (Humber Offering Progressive Environments) unit provided a positive environment for prisoners serving long, indeterminate or extended determinate sentences to support them to demonstrate a reduction in their risk. It incentivised positive behaviour through self-cook facilities and on-wing fitness suites.

Read the report: HMP Humber