Prison safety Contents


Terms of reference


1 Introduction


The previous Committee’s report Prisons: planning and policies

The Prison Officers’ Association’s concerns

The purpose of this report

2 Indicators of prison safety

Safety in Custody statistics

Prison disorder statistics

NOMS prison performance indicators

Staffing and recruitment statistics

3 Action to improve prison safety

Ministry of Justice and National Offender Management Service action

The efficacy of action to improve prison safety

Self-inflicted deaths

The Government’s response to the Harris Review

Violence and drug use

Staffing and recruitment

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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13 May 2016