Prison Safety Warning in HMIP Annual Report

September 2014

Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, has warned of a significant decline in safety in adult male prisons, publishing his annual report. Safety outcomes for prisoners were worst in adult male local prisons and not good enough in a third of all the prisons inspected in 2013-14.

We will report back on key elements of the HM Inspectorate of Prisons Annual Report in the next edition of Visiting Times magazine. In the meantime, you may read it in full at