Self-harm support poor at Camp Hill prison, says Anne Owers’ report

Prisoners at risk of self-harm at Camp Hill prison in the Isle of Wight lack support, according to a report by the chief inspector of prisons, Anne Owers published today.

The report raised concerns over a “slippage” in self-harm and suicide procedures and said agencies outside the prison were not being informed about prisoners at risk of self-harm as part of their preparation for release.

The inspection, between 7-11 August last year, also criticised “poorly developed” resettlement services and said the prison, which houses adult men on both long and short-term sentences, suffered from a “chronic lack of investment”.

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