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Stafford Prison well managed say inspectors

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: October 23, 2013

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AN ANNUAL report into Stafford Prison found concerns from the previous report had not been resolved. 

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 But members of the Independent Monitoring Board said it was well managed.

 Their report highlighted concerns about issues including the library service, allocation of recreational PE and security during visits.

 It said: “The board still had concerns about security in the visits hall, although some improvement had been seen regarding the circulation of officers and operational support grades.  The continued and increased presence of the dog and handler was welcomed.”

 Inspectors added: “It is the board’s opinion that HMP Stafford is well managed and that staff make determined efforts to ensure that prisoners are treated humanely, safely and justly.  This is against a background of budgets and staffing reductions.”

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