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#HMP Gartree

HMP Gartree in need of extensive repairs

The Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Gartree has highlighted in its 2022-23 annual report that major works and further investment from the Prison Service is needed in order to ensure the prison is a safe, secure and humane environment for those living and working inside it.

HMP Gartree: a seriously deteriorating infrastructure and an increase in violence

In its 2021-22 annual report published today, the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Gartree reports that, although there have been some improvements, criminal activity continues to exert influence and the fabric of the crumbling building remains ‘dark, dingy and in need of repair’, as reported by the Inspectorate of Prisons in 2020. The Board, however, acknowledges the work done by the Governor and senior management to restore prison life to normal after the damaging effects of the pandemic.