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HMP SHEPPEY CLUSTER - ELMLEY Prison Regime Info


Address

Church Road Eastchurch Sheerness ME12 4DZ

Phone No.

01795 802000

Governor / Director

Jim Carmichael

Category

Male Cat. B

Region

Kent and Sussex

Operational Capacity

1,252

Cell Occupancy

Single, double and multiple

Listener Scheme

Yes

First Night Centre

Yes

IMB

Chair: Shelley Heim
Vice Chair: Peter Kershaw

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Core local prison for adult and young adult male prisoners.

 

The Sheppey Cluster is an amalgamation of the three establishments, Elmley, Standford Hill and Swaleside.

Elmley is a purpose built local Prison serving all courts in the county of Kent. The establishment opened in 1992 and includes a Category C Unit of up to 240 prisoners built in 1997. Elmley is one of six Bullingdon design prisons in England and is the largest of the three prisons within the Sheppey Cluster.

Accommodation

6 House Blocks holding between 183 and 240 prisoners each in single, double and treble cells.

Reception Criteria

  • Unsentenced and sentenced adult men.
  • Unsentenced male 'Young Offenders'.

Facilities

  • Own bedding
  • PlayStation (PS1 only)
  • Television (33p per week)

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UNLOCKING TIMES


Mon: 08:10 - 12:15, 13:40 - 17:15 & 18:10 - 19:50
Tue: 08:10 - 12:15, 13:40 - 17:15 & 18:10 - 19:50
Wed: 08:10 - 12:15, 13:40 - 17:15 & 18:10 - 19:50
Thu: 08:10 - 12:15, 13:40 - 17:15 & 18:10 - 19:50
Fri: 08:10 - 12:15 & 13:40 - 17:15
Sat: 08:45 - 12:15 & 13:40 - 17:15
Sun: 08:45 - 12:15 & 13:40 - 17:15
 


ASSOCIATION


Mon: 18:10 - 19:50
Tue: 18:10 - 19:50
Wed: 18:10 - 19:50
Thu: 18:10 - 19:50
Fri: 13:40 - 17:15
Sat: 08:45 - 12:15 & 13:40 - 17:15
Sun: 08:45 - 12:15 & 13:40 - 17:15
 


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HEALTH & SPORTS


The PE department offers a wide range of qualifications, including Sports Leader and a variety of Health and Safety courses (including the CSCS building site safety certificate) and, in conjunction with Charlton Athletic FC, offers a range of football qualifications.

They work with the local PCT to deliver Health Trainer qualifications and Social Care NVQ.

Sports available include;

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Circuit Training
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Bowls
  • Light Circuit Training
  • Remedial
  • Soccer
  • Soft Tennis
  • Sports Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Loss Programme
  • Weight Training

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LIBRARY


During core day; Mon - Fri.


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FAITH


Every prison has a Chaplaincy department managed by a Co-ordinating Chaplain and supported by admin staff, other Chaplains and ‘Sessional Chaplains’ (faith leaders who visit for specific services or sessions). The Chaplaincy is considered an important part of the prison structure. When a prisoner arrives at a prison they are usually seen by a Chaplain within 24 hours and are invited to register as a specific religion (if they haven’t already done so) and can change their declared religion at any time.

The Chaplaincy does far more than just pastoral care; they often are able to lend radios, musical instruments and typewriters; they may take part in Sentence Planning and are available as a ‘listening ear’ and are able, sometimes, to help with domestic problems. Most Chaplaincies run various courses and activities which may or may not have a religious theme. Every prisoner has the right to follow their religious practices and attend Chapel for services pertaining to their declared faith (even when segregated).

The Chaplaincy are able to organise faith activities for all main religions (as recognised by the Prison Service; this does not, at present include Rastafarian as a specific religion) and contact faith representatives to visit individual or groups of prisoners for the purpose of religious activities. The chaplaincy can also intercede on matters of religious dress, diet and artefacts. A full list of permitted artefacts can be found in the Glossary Section under Religious Artefacts.

You can contact the Chaplaincy by letter or by telephoning the main prison number and asking to speak to the Chaplaincy. The Chaplaincy works as part of the prison and cannot, therefore, guarantee confidentiality (they can explain this to you in detail). Prisoners can contact the Chaplaincy in person or by Application.

Chaplaincy Statement of Purpose (HMPS)
The Chaplaincy is committed to serving the needs of prisoners, staff and religious traditions by engaging all human experience. We will work collaboratively, respecting the integrity of each tradition and discipline. We believe that faith and the search for meaning directs and inspires life, and are committed to providing sacred spaces and dedicated teams to deepen and enrich human experience. We contribute to the care of prisoners to enable them to lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release.

The Co-ordinating Chaplain at Elmley is: Ken George

Full-time Anglican, Catholic and Free Church Chaplains. Part-time Muslim Chaplain. Facilities are provided for all other faiths including a sessional Rabbi.


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HEALTHCARE


Prison Healthcare is now commissioned by NHS England:
NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch B97 9PT
Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Link: How to make a complaint:
Complaints about Healthcare should be made first through the formal internal complaints system
 
There are seven Commissioning Trusts for ‘Offender Health’
East Midlands
East of England
Kent & Medway
Lancashire
London
North East
South West
Thames Valley
Yorkshire & Humber
 
Healthcare at this prison is commissioned by:
Kent and Medway Health & Justice Commissioning
Primary Care Provider:
South East Health
Oxleas (Mental Health)
RaPT (Substance misuse)


 


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EDUCATION


EDUCATION PROVIDER
The Manchester College
The Manchester College, Offender Learning Directorate, Fielden Compus, Burlow Manor Road M1 3HB
Tel: 0800 068 8585

Career Information & Advice Services (CIAS)
Tribal Education Ltd
Head office: 87-91 Newman Street, London W1T 3EY
Tel: 020 7323 7100
 


Classes include;

Construction Skills

Motor Mechanics Hairdressing

ITQ for Business

ITQ for Graphic Design

ITQ for Music Technology

Employability (Ready, Steady, Work)

BSC Health and Safety Skills for Life Literacy and Numeracy to Level 2

ESOL to Level 1

Creative Techniques Social and Life Skills

 

Education concentrates on improving key and basic skills as well as IT, Art, ESOL and Employment skills.


There is a PICTA workshop offering training in computer engineering.


The IAG team offer the Transit to Work Course to develop job search skills.

 


OFSTED INSPECTION

OFSTED inspect education establishments from schools to colleges to prisons. They inspect education facilities within prisons and have inspected HMP Elmley.

Inspection judgements
Inspectors use a four-point scale to summarise their judgements about achievement and standards, the quality of provision, and leadership and management, which includes a grade for equality of opportunity.

Key for inspection grades

  • Grade 1 Outstanding;
  • Grade 2 Good;
  • Grade 3 Satisfactory;
  • Grade 4 Inadequate.

Click Here for further information on how inspection judgements are made.
 

Scope of the inspection
In deciding the scope of the inspection, inspectors take account of the provider’s most recent self-assessment report and development plans, and comments from the local Learning and Skills Council (LSC) or other funding body. Where appropriate, inspectors also consider the previous inspection report , reports from the inspectorates’ monitoring visits, and data on learners and their achievements over the period since the previous inspection.

OFSTED NUMBER: 52274
Last Inspection Date: 15/04/2008

 

Summary of grades awarded

Achievement and standards and the quality of provision: 2
Employability and vocational training: 2
Equality of opportunity: 3
Leadership and management: 3
Literacy, numeracy and language support: 2
Personal and social development: 3

To read their report click here
 


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VOCATIONAL TRAINING


Prison Workshops

Contract Services
Laundry
Signs
Single Portion Packing
 
Employment

Employment includes;

 

  • Catering
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Laundry
  • PICTA
  • Sports Studies
  • Textiles

Vocational training qualifications, RARPA and education outreach are offered in virtually all work areas.

 

Qualifications available include;

  • BICS - level 1
  • Business Studies
  • CCNA
  • COPC - level 1
  • CSLA/BWLA
  • ECDL - levels 1 & 2
  • FA Coach
  • First Aid & Heart Start
  • Health & Safety at Work
  • HSLA
  • IT Essential - levels 1 & 2
  • Media 2 + 3
  • PE Focus - levels 1 & 2
  • Performance Manufacturing Operations (PMO)
  • RIPHH Food Hygiene
  • SATRA - levels 1 & 2

 


Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
 
Adult Literacy
Adult Numeracy
Art and Design
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Construction Skills Certification Scheme
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)
Financial Literacy
Key Skills in Working with Others
NQF - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
NQF - Level 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 2, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
Preparing for a Business Venture
Progression (QCF)
QCF provision - Level 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW B
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - ESOL
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - Literacy
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - Numeracy

 


Current Wages

 

Employed: £10.00 - £25.00
Education: £15.00 or £1.87 per session
Retired: £5.00
Long term sick: £5.00
 


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OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES


  • CALM
  • Cognitive Skills Booster Programme
  • ETS
  • P-ASRO

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RESETTLEMENT


  • Job Club
  • Self-Employment Classes

FAMILY DAYS

Family Days Available

Yes

Guardian Has To Stay

Yes

Own Children

Yes

Grandchildren

Yes

Age Limits

Babies, up to 18

No of Visitors Permitted

Mother or guardian plus children

Elmley holds regular Family Days.


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


PRISON PERFORMANCE
Ministry of Justice Performance Rating for this prison: 3 (Combined)

This is on a scale from 1 (serious concerns) to 4 (Exceptional) and is worked out by the Ministry of Justice taking into account 34 criteria such as overcrowding, purposeful activities etc. A score of 3 is considered a good performance. Published quarterly.

Average weekly hours of Purposeful Activity: 19.5 (2010)
This figure is supplied by each prison to the Prison Service. Actual hours are usually dependent on activities etc. and should be taken as the maximum time either in workshops or education over a whole week.
Both of these figures are published retrospectively by the MoJ and HMPS and may have changed since the figures were published but they give a simple comparison between prisons.
 


PRISON BUDGET

Figures are aggregated for all three clustered prisons and therefore refer to the Cluster as a whole
Annual Budget: £50,400,000 (2011-12)*
Approx cost per prisoner place (2010): £37,102
*The annual budget allocated to the governor covers all major costs of running the prison but excludes most costs related to education and healthcare.
Because the Cluster comprises of different types of prison the actual cost per prisoner will vary across the establishment.


Parliamentary Information
CONSTITUENCY: Sittingbourne and Sheppey
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: Gordon Henderson (Conservative)

Prisoners may write to either their ‘Home MP’ or the MP in whose constituency their current prison lies.
The address to write to is:
House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

 


COMMUNICATIONS

Telephones
Most prisons now have PIN phones. Your relative or friend usually needs to apply to have your name and number on his/her telephone account. You will usually receive a call from the prison to check who you are and to ensure you are happy for them to call you. Prisoners cannot receive telephone calls.

There is no restriction on who prisoners can call except in the case of calls to journalists intended to be broadcast. In some cases child protection measures may mean extra checks on who they call.

Prisoners can normally make calls only during ‘association’ periods. Some prisons limit the length of time a call can last to avoid queues and people being disappointed. Prisoners’ telephone calls are very expensive; calls to landlines now cost 10p per minute and 37.5 p to mobiles (compared to 2p in a public phone box). In most prisons the phone calls can be listened to and/or recorded.

If a prisoner is newly convicted or transferred they should be offered an immediate ‘Reception’ phone call to tell you where they are. It may take a few days for numbers to be transferred or added.

Letters
When you write to a prisoner you must include your full name and address. In most prisons the letters are searched and can be read before being given to the prisoner.

You can write about anything but letters must not be obscene, name ‘victims’, or be a threat to discipline or security. Do not enclose any items with letters. Make sure you put sufficient postage to cover the costs (anything bigger than A5 counts as ‘large’). Prisoners can normally receive a ‘reasonable’ number of letters per week.

If you send greetings cards these should be of reasonable size and not padded or pouched. Do not send musical cards. If you are sending more than one card put them all inside one outer envelope, this saves postage. Remember to include your full details (you could put your details on a ‘Post-It’ note stuck to the card or include a letter which has your details).

Always put the prisoner’s full name and prison number. If the person has been moved their mail will be forwarded.

On conviction or transfer a prisoner should be given a ‘Reception’ letter to write to tell you where they are.

Prisoners are given a free letter each week to post out, they can send more, but at their own expense. Some prisons allow you to send in stamps.

Photographs
You can usually send in photographs but in some prisons these must not include any image of the prisoner. Child protection measures may mean that some prisoners may not receive pictures of children, unless they are their own and were not ‘victims’. If you send pictures of children include an explanatory note identifying who the children are and their relationship to the prisoner.

Money
It is not a good idea to send cash, this can get ‘lost’ in the prison. Prisons prefer postal orders, but you could send a cheque. Make these payable to ‘H M Prison Service’, write your name on the back and also the prisoner’s full name and prison number. Any money sent which is deemed to be ‘anonymous’ can be stopped.
Money you send is paid into the prisoner’s ‘Private Cash’ account and they get access to a certain amount (depending upon IEP) each week [currently £15.50 for Standard prisoners].

Visits
For full information about visits please refer to our ‘Visit Info’ section for this prison. Visits are very important to prisoners. At most prisons you may not give any item to the prisoner. Any items you wish to give them must usually be posted to the prison, and often after the prisoner has placed an ‘application’ for authorisation to have it sent in. The items which can be posted in are very limited. Check with the prisoner first and wait until they confirm that you can post it.

Emergencies
If there is a serious emergency - close family serious illness, death, or other reason you need to inform the prisoner immediately, you should telephone the main prison number and explain the problem to the operator who will transfer you to the appropriate person. If you are unhappy about their response redial and ask to speak to the Chaplaincy. Prison staff will not pass on general messages but only critical and very urgent messages. You should provide full details of the prisoner including their number.

Support and Advice
There are many very good charities and agencies who offer support and advice to people with family or friends in prison. We have a special section ‘Help/Support’ which has details and contact information for many of these. Do not hesitate or feel shy about calling any of these; they are there to offer support and advice.

EMAIL A PRISONER
This service operates at this prison. Email a Prisoner enables you to send messages to prisoners, in the UK and Irish prisons that operate the service, from any computer, without any of the hassles of writing and posting a letter, and it costs less than a second class stamp!

Your message is delivered to the prison within seconds so that it can be delivered to the prisoner by the prison staff in the next delivery.

It is free to sign up to Email a Prisoner and only takes a few seconds - all you need is an email address (EMaP can help you if you don't have an email address).

Once a member you will be able to send a message to any prisoner in the UK or Ireland, provided you know their prisoner number, from just 25 pence per message.

Click Here for link to Email a Prisoner website

 


Prison Video Link (PVL)
All prisons with video link facilities have at least one courtroom and two briefing rooms where the defendant can hold a conference with their solicitor before and, if required, after their court hearing.

If court hearings are not taking place it may be possible for solicitors, barristers and Probation Officers to hold interviews with a prisoner via video link to save having to visit the prison.

The facility is also available to assist the Parole Board in dealing with oral hearings.
It should be noted however that court hearings must take priority.

At other times, operational reasons may mean bookings are refused or cancelled at short notice.

To book the Video Link facility telephone: 01795 882000 ext 2209
 


Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP)

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons) is an independent inspectorate which reports on conditions for, and treatment of, those in prisons, young offender institutions and immigration detention facilities. They 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 (HMCIP) is appointed from outside the Prison Service, for a term of five years. The Chief Inspector reports to Ministers on the treatment of prisoners and conditions in prisons in England and Wales.

The Inspectorate’s programme of inspection is based on a mixture of chronology and risk assessment. Full inspections run on a five or three year cycle; all unannounced follow-up inspections run on a risk-assessed basis.

Full inspections
Prison establishments holding adults and young adults are inspected once every five years. Establishments holding juveniles are inspected every three years. This type of inspection lasts for at least one week. The Inspectorate collects information from many sources, including the people who work there, the people who are imprisoned or detained there, and visitors or others with an interest in the establishment. Inspection findings are reported back to the establishment’s managers. Reports are published within 16 weeks of inspection. The establishment is then expected to produce an action plan, based on the recommendations made within the report, within a short period following publication.

Full follow-up inspections
Follow-up inspections are unannounced and proportionate to risk. In full follow-up inspections inspectors assess progress made and undertake in-depth analysis of areas of serious concern identified in the previous full inspection, particularly on safety and respect.

Short follow-up inspections
Short follow-up inspections are also unannounced and conducted where the previous full inspection and their intelligence systems suggest that there are comparatively fewer concerns.

Escort inspections
Three escort inspections are conducted every year.

Pre-inspection visit
One month prior to each full announced inspection, an inspector will visit the establishment to plan the inspection and request a range of preliminary information. In addition, researchers will attend to conduct a confidential survey of a representative proportion of the prisoner population. Results from the prisoner survey are provided for inspectors prior to the inspection and constitute an important source of evidence.

The inspection
All inspections are conducted against the Inspectorate's published inspection criteria, 'Expectations'. Expectations' are based on international human rights standards, as well as Prison Service Orders and Standards, and over all issues considered essential to the safe, respectful and purposeful treatment of prisoners in custody and their effective resettlement.
'Expectations' is the document which sets out the detailed criteria HMI Prisons uses to appraise and inspect prisons. These criteria are used to examine every area of prison life, from reception to resettlement, including;

• safer custody
• health services
• good order
• work
• diversity
• resettlement

The concept of a healthy prison is one that was first set out by the World Health Organisation, but it has been developed by this Inspectorate, and is now widely accepted as a definition of what ought to be provided in any custodial environment. It rests upon four key tests:

• safety: prisoners, even the most vulnerable, are held safely
• respect: prisoners are treated with respect for their human dignity
• purposeful activity: prisoners are able, and expected, to engage in activity that is likely to benefit them
• resettlement: prisoners are prepared for release into the community, and helped to reduce the likelihood of reoffending

Post-inspection action
Inspection reports are published within 16 weeks of the inspection. Prior to publication, the Prison Service (or whoever is responsible for the establishment) is invited to correct any factual inaccuracies within the report. The establishment is then expected to produce an action plan, based on the recommendations made in the report, within two months of publication. A progress report on the action plain is produced after a further 12 months.

 

HMCIP REPORT
Last Inspection by HMCIP:
19–23 March 2012 Announced inspection
Published: July 2012

Generally positive but overcrowded cells and poorly supervised walkways

They said:
“HMP Elmley, as one of three prisons on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent was, until recently, part of the Sheppey ‘cluster’ of prisons. Organised as one entity, each governor reported to a cluster chief executive and shared a number of common services. In 2011 the formal clustering structure was abandoned and Elmley is now managed along more traditional lines, with a governor reporting directly to the Kent and Sussex Deputy Director of Custody. Primarily a local prison with a small category C facility, the institution holds mainly adult but also some young adult prisoners. Since we last inspected, the addition of house block 6 has seen the capacity grow to over 1,200 places, though this means that the prison is now holding 300 more than its normal capacity.

“ Overall our findings at this announced inspection were positive. The prison was, first of all, a reasonably safe place. Prisoners indicated to us that they felt safer than when we last visited and than in similar establishments. Levels of violence were also lower than in comparable prisons and there was a good understanding, based on consultation, about prisoners’ safety concerns. Prisoners identified overcrowded cells and poorly supervised walkways as the places in which they felt least safe.

“ Incidences of self-harm were lower than in many local prisons and those in crisis received good levels of care, in particular from active Listener peer supporters. However, not all night staff had the confidence to deal with emergency situations and not all carried anti-ligature knives.

“ There appeared to have been some good work done to reduce reliance on the use of force and it had, as a consequence, fallen significantly. Arrangements in segregation were mixed. The regime had improved but governance and several procedures were weak. The prison had very good interventions to address drug and alcohol issues and data suggested that illicit drug use was not excessive. Some target testing procedures, however, were lacking.

“ Despite being a relatively modern prison some environmental standards, particularly on the wings, were disappointing. Amenities such as showers were in a poor condition, cells were often poorly equipped and larger cells originally designed for two prisoners were holding three. It was frustrating that delays to prisoner mail deliveries – something we saw at the last inspection – had still not been resolved. Staff-prisoner relationships were reasonably good and the promotion of equality was generally satisfactory. Some good work was done by staff and prisoners to support vulnerable prisoners through the ‘Trust Programme’, a locally developed initiative. Health services were generally good, although prisoners expressed negative perceptions which needed to be understood.

“ The prison’s main weakness was in the provision of activity. We judged that outcomes in this area were not sufficiently good, and some outcomes remained poor. We were confident that staff understood the challenges they faced and there appeared to be strategies and plans in place to build on recent improvements. The quality of some learning and skills provision was reasonable but there was insufficient activity for about 400 prisoners. It was therefore unacceptable that poor promotion of activity and low attendance left some places unfilled. There was some underemployment with, for example, far too many doing notional and low skilled cleaning jobs. Access to time out of cell and association was also limited. During the working day about a third of Elmley’s prisoners were locked up doing nothing. The prison had an up to date reducing reoffending strategy but it was not based on a considered analysis of need and prisoners had some negative perceptions regarding the help they received with resettlement. Our own observations suggested reasonable offender management work for higher-risk prisoners and some useful coordination of resettlement work for shorter-term prisoners. The provision of services across the resettlement pathways was either good or very good, although the prison could have done more for prisoners’ families, especially to improve their experience of visits.

“ Overall this should be seen as an encouraging report. Elmley is a large frontline establishment that deals with significant operational challenges and risk. Issues such as cleanliness and the environment required attention, and it was unacceptable that so many prisoners were under-occupied. However, we found a prison that continues to be well run, safe and respectful, with a good resettlement focus.”

Nick Hardwick May 2012
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons


Click Here to read the full report
 


Independent Monitoring Board

By law every prison and immigration removal centre must have an Independent Monitoring Board. IMBs in prisons derive their responsibilities from the Prison Act 1952 (Section 6). Prison Rules dealing with IMDs are numbers; 74 to 80

IMBs were known as ‘Boards of Visitors’ and are still referred to in the legislation under their old titles, although this is likely to change in the near future.

The Independent Monitoring Board for each establishment is made up of independent and unpaid volunteers from the local area. They monitor the day-to-day life in the establishment and ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. Members have unrestricted access to all areas of the prison at all times and can talk to any prisoner they wish, out of sight and hearing of a members of staff. They visit all areas such as; kitchens, workshops, accommodation blocks, recreation areas, healthcare centre and chaplaincy.

If a prisoner or detainee has an issue that they have been unable to resolve through the usual internal channels, they can place a confidential request to see a member of the IMB. Problems might include concerns over lost property, visits from family or friends, special religious or cultural requirements, or even serious allegations such as bullying. In addition, if something serious happens at the prison, for example a riot or a death in custody, IMB members may be called in to attend and observe the way in which it is handled.

IMB members sample food, can attend adjudications and should visit people held in the segregation unit. They must also be kept informed on such issues as the use of restraints.

The IMB meets regularly, usually once per month, and has an elected Chair and Vice Chair. Members work together as a team to raise any matters of concern and to keep an independent eye on the prison.

 

CLICK HERE - to read the latest IMB reports for any prison.
Click on the year and then select the prison.
 

INFORMATION
 
Information in this section has been kindly provided by the individual prison and the Ministry of Justice. This is supplemented with information from various government websites, Inspectorates and IMB reports and specialist departments within the Prison Service, government, and regional assemblies/parliaments.
 
Some of the data is published retrospectively: IMBs/Visiting Committees publish their reports up to 6 months after the end of the reporting period and at different times throughout the year, HMCIP publish their reports up to 6 months after the inspection. Population and performance figures are the latest published but can be considerably out of date.
 
Please Note: Information is constantly changing: The information on our website is regularly checked but if you have additional information, or if you believe that any of our information is incorrect or any links appear to fail please click on ‘Contact’, below.
 
Before acting upon any information you are advised to contact the prison directly to ensure there have been no recent changes.
 

Last Update: January 2014

 



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