About Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons
HM Inspectorate of Prisons
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Tel: 0207 035 2136
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HM Inspectorate of Prisons annual stakeholder survey
Each year HM Inspectorate of Prisons conducts a survey of its stakeholders to gather feedback on its activities, and to inform future policy and practice. The focus of the 2013 survey is on our external profile and communications, and we would very much welcome your views.
The online survey will be open until 11 December 2013 and should only take about 5 minutes to complete.
HMP Risley (PDF 0.56mb)
Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Risley 8 - 19 July 2013 by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
HMP Kennet (PDF 0.41mb)
Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Kennet 17-28 June 2013 by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
HMP Downview (PDF 0.53mb)
Report on an unannounced inspection of HMP Downview 25 June - 5 July 2013 by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
HMP Wandsworth (PDF 0.52mb)
Report on an announced inspection of HMP Wandsworth 13-17 May, 10-14 June 2013 by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
The role of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons is to provide independent scrutiny of the conditions for and treatment of prisoners and other detainees, promoting the concept of 'healthy prisons' in which staff work effectively to support prisoners and detainees to reduce reoffending or achieve other agreed outcomes.
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons is appointed by the Justice Secretary from outside the Prison Service, for a term of five years. The Chief Inspector reports directly to the Justice Secretary and Ministers on the treatment of prisoners, conditions in prisons in England and Wales and other matters as directed by the Justice Secretary. The Inspectorate also reports to the Home Secretary on conditions and treatment in all places of immigration detention in the United Kingdom.
The Prisons Inspectorate also has statutory responsibility to inspect all immigration removal centres and holding facilities. In addition, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons is invited to inspect the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester, prisons in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Together with HM Inspectorate of Constabulary the Inspectorate of Prisons inspects police custody in England and Wales and, with HM Inspectorate of Probation, offender management arrangements in custody during all full announced prison inspections.
The Inspectorate's work constitutes an important part of the United Kingdom's obligations under the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment: to have in place regular independent inspection of places of custody.
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