Swansea must improve prison conditions

Swansea prison must improve conditions for its vulnerable
prisoners, a report from an unannounced inspection by the prison
inspectorate has recommended.

Chief inspector of prisons Anne Owers said although a six-person
cell had been closed down, vulnerable prisoners still spent most of
the day in “subterranean cells”, and had to “slop out”.

She said: “We continue to have concerns about the accommodation
and regime for vulnerable prisoners. Their education continued to
be provided in the cells, without access to classrooms or the

Owers recommended the provision of a more active regime for
vulnerable prisoners be given priority by Swansea prison.

HM Prison Swansea: Report of an unannounced inspection from http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmipris/insrep.htm




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