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#HMP/YOI Rochester

Rochester prison is seen to provide a safe and decent environment, but staffing shortages have had an impact.

In its 2022/23 annual report published today, the Rochester Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) reports that the prison continues to provide a safe and decent environment for prisoners, even though there was a small increase in violence and intimidation following the lifting of Covid restrictions. Shortages of prison officers, trainers and other staff impacted on the prison’s ability to fulfil its resettlement function.