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Brinsford 2022-23 annual report published

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

New Hall 2022-23 annual report published

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

Publication of ministerial responses

The following ministerial responses to annual reports are now available to view: Coldingley 2022-23, Five Wells 2022-23, Isle of Wight 2022, Lancaster Farms 2022-23, Leeds 2021-22, Leyhill 2022-23, Liverpool 2022, North Sea Camp 2022-23, Onley 2022-23, Parc 2021-22, Send 2022-23, Stafford 2022-23, Standford Hill 2022-23, Stoke Heath 2022-23, Styal 2022-23, Swinfen Hall 2022-23, The Mount 2022-23, Wandsworth 2022-23, Wealstun 2022-23, Winchester 2022-23

Warren Hill 2022-23 annual report published

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

Sudbury 2022-23 annual report published

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

Preston 2022-23 annual report published

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

Security concerns lead to limited regime at HMP Belmarsh

A study published by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for HMP Belmarsh in their latest annual report has revealed that 25% of prisoners are spending 22 hours a day in their cells. Although staffing levels at the prison are generally good, there is a reluctance to ease the strict security regime, thus preventing the chance of prisoner engagement in any sort of purposeful activity.

Unsuitable holding facilities across immigration detention in Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Scotland and Northern Ireland short-term holding facilities (STHF) has significant concerns about the practice of removing prescribed medication from those entering detention. The Board has also highlighted several areas in which the conditions of detention are not up to the required standard, including unsuitable holding rooms, and limited accessibility for those with disabilities.

Kent Coast Short Term Holding Facilities (STHF) 2022 annual report published

The 2022 annual report for Kent Coast STHF is now published.

Concerns raised over prisoners with extreme mental health conditions at HMP Peterborough

In its latest annual report, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at HMP Peterborough expresses concern about the number of prisoners showing signs of acute mental illness. If these individuals had been diverted into appropriate healthcare provision under the Mental Health Act, their treatment is likely to have been considerably more humane than a prison can provide.