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#HMP Belmarsh

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.