Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hewell Prison Branded 'Unsafe And Degrading'

One of the country's largest jails, HMP Hewell, has been labelled "unsafe and degrading" after a surprise visit from the chief inspector of prisons.

The Worcestershire prison is also "unacceptably dirty" and experiences a high level of assaults, said Nick Hardwick in his damning report.

"There are significant concerns about HMP Hewell, whose performance has deteriorated sharply since our last inspection," Mr Hardwick said.

"Much of the prison provided an unsafe and degrading environment for staff and prisoners alike."