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14 reports

Improving behaviour in prisons: A thematic review

Published:
In this thematic report, we identify the features of eight prisons which were creating cultures that encouraged men and women to engage constructively with staff and make better use of their time in custody.

The long wait: A thematic review of delays in the transfer of mentally unwell prisoners

Published:
This thematic review scrutinises access to mental health care in prisons. In 2022–23, we noted delays in mental health transfers in over three-quarters of our prison inspection reports.

Restricted status children and prisoners held in women’s establishments

Published:
Restricted status children and prisoners held in women’s establishments: A thematic review by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (May 2023)

Weekends in prison

Published:
A thematic review of weekends in prison by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (March 2023)

The experiences of adult black male prisoners and black prison staff

Published:
This thematic review explores the experiences of prisoners who identify as black men and what can be done to create opportunities for respectful communication and mutual understanding between black prisoners and staff.

The experience of immigration detainees in prisons

Published:
Short thematic review of the experience of immigration detainees in prisons by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (September 2022)

A thematic review of outcomes for girls in custody

Published:
Report on a thematic review of outcomes for girls in custody by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (September 2022)