A NEW report into a women’s prison near Uttoxeter has said it needs to improve its work to resettle prisoners back into the community.
Nick Hardwick, chief inspector of prisons, made the statement in a report of an unannounced follow-up inspection of HMP Foston Hall.
The inspectors said in their report that they were pleased to see that first night and induction arrangements had improved, as had substance misuse services and health services.
However, the inspectors did have concerns in numerous other areas.
These included induction interviews still not taking place in private, weaknesses in the management of equality and diversity and the ‘poor’ provision to help reduce reoffending.
The report also said the limited support provided to women in maintaining links with their families was ‘disappointing’.