This is the annual report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, drawing on 77 individual inspection reports of prisons, young offender institutions, secure training centres, immigration detention, police and court custody and other custodial establishments, and thematic reports, published between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.
Among its findings are highlighted:
- Prisons need to do more to address safety
- Poor living conditions and reduced staffing affect respect outcomes
- Too much time locked up and poorer activity outcomes
- Rehabilitation and release planning need to be more effective