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Prisons: Standards

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons were in special measures as of 1 June 2018; and for what reason each of those prisons was put in special measures.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Prisons are selected for special measures in line with the Prisons Directorate Performance and Assurance Framework. Special measures means HM Prisons and Probation Service has determined it needs additional, specialist support to improve performance. Decisions are made based on a combination of data, management information, judgement from operational managers and in the case of Urgent Notification, HMIP recommendations.

The following prisons were in special measures 1st June 2018:

Bedford, Bristol, Chelmsford, Guys Marsh, Lewes, Liverpool, The Mount, Nottingham, Wandsworth, Winchester, and Wormwood Scrubs

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