Latest prison inspections

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HMP Lowdham Grange – many strengths, but safety had deteriorated http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/media/press-releases/2015/11/hmp-lowdham-grange-many-strengths-but-safety-had-deteriorated/

HMP Lowdham Grange was doing some good work with the long-term prisoners it held, but it needed to improve safety, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the training prison near Nottingham.

HMP Lowdham Grange
http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspections/hmp-lowdham-grange/

Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Lowdham Grange (15 – 26 June 2015)

Hertfordshire Police Custody – a mixed picture http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/media/press-releases/2015/11/hertfordshire-police-custody-a-mixed-picture/

Police custody in Hertfordshire had made progress in some areas, although some improvements were also needed, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

Hertfordshire police custody suites
http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspections/hertfordshire-police-custody-suites/

Report on an unannounced inspection to police custody suites in Hertfordshire
(18 – 22 May 2015)

Court Custody – a dangerous disregard for risks http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/media/press-releases/2015/11/court-custody-a-dangerous-disregard-for-risks/

Court custody was an accident waiting to happen and conditions were some of the worst inspectors have seen, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons.
Today he published a thematic review of court custody in England and Wales.

The review draws together findings from inspections of 97 courthouses with custody facilities between August 2012 and August […]

Court custody: urgent improvement required http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspections/court-custody-urgent-improvement-required/

A thematic review of court custody in England and Wales by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (October 2015)

Maghaberry Prison
http://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspections/maghaberry-prison/

Report on an unannounced inspection of Maghaberry Prison by the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority and Education and Training Inspectorate (11-22 May 2015)