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#HMP Swaleside

Improving and worthwhile regime despite staff shortages

Efforts to improve regime restrictions caused by unprecedented staff shortages have been welcomed by the Swaleside Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) in its 2022-23 annual report. By reducing the prisoner population through relocation and utilising detached duty officers from other prisons, the leadership team have managed to ease pressures. As a result, prisoners now have increased time out of cell and access to work, education and religious activities.