Liverpool Prison: Restraint Techniques

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th November 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the October report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Liverpool, what action has been taken to ensure that when force is used in HM Prison Liverpool it is the minimum necessary to ensure safety.

Photo of Lord Faulks Lord Faulks The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

HMP Liverpool is committed to implementing the recommendations of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons report of 20 October 2015.

Restraint is only used as a last resort where no other form of intervention is appropriate. HM Prison Liverpool is committed to ensuring that the minimum force necessary in any situation is applied.

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