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Publication of ministerial responses

The following ministerial responses to annual reports are now available to view: Bristol 2022-23, Doncaster 2020-22, Hull 2022-23, New Hall 2022-23, Nottingham 2022-23, Thameside 2022-23, Usk and Prescoed 2022-23.

Inhumane conditions at HMP Dartmoor

Overcrowding, a failure to invest in important services, and staff shortages over the past year have severely impacted the regime at HMP Dartmoor. The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) concludes in its annual report for 2022/23 that the prison is neither sustainable, humane, fair, or safe.

Wayland 2022-23 annual report published

The 2022-23 annual report for HMP Wayland is now published.

Detained people being held beyond legal time limit

To coincide with international migrants’ day, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) is publishing its 2022 national annual report for the immigration detention estate (IDE). This provides a comprehensive overview of key themes and trends across the IDE throughout the year.

Officer shortages and inexperienced staff remain a major issue at HMP Bullingdon

Prison officer shortages and an increase in the proportion of inexperienced staff remain key concerns for the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at HMP Bullingdon. The lack of available officers is limiting the regime on offer, and this is impacting progression and resettlement opportunities for prisoners.

Portland 2022-23 annual report published

The 2022-23 annual report for HMP/YOI Portland is now published

Publication of ministerial responses

The following ministerial responses to annual reports are now available to view: Belmarsh 2022-23, Birmingham 2022-23, Brinsford 2022-23, Kirkham 2022, Lincoln 2022-23 , Littlehey 2022-23, Pentonville 2022-23, Peterborough 2022-23, Preston 2022-23, Stocken 2022-23, Sudbury 2022-23, Swaleside 2022-23, Warren Hill 2022-23, Whatton 2022-23, Whitemoor 2022-23, Woodhill 2022-23, Wymott 2022-23

HMP Bedford struggling to provide safe and humane conditions

The latest report from the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at HMP Bedford highlights the continuing problems concerning the violent and inhumane conditions in which prisoners are held. Although the prison is relatively fully staffed, up to 35% are ‘non-effective’ due to sickness, training, secondments, or restricted duties, which means the prison cannot provide the required level of service.

Ashfield 2022-23 annual report published

The 2022-23 annual report for HMP Ashfield is now published.

Aylesbury 2022-23 annual report published

The 2022-23 annual report for HMP/YOI Aylesbury is now published.