A challenging year at HMP Ford, say IMB

The year ended 31 October 2015 has been a challenging one for HMP Ford.

Cuts in government funding and a nationwide shortage of prison personnel, combined with the national tightening of the rules covering Release on Temporary Licence has made life problematic for staff and prison alike.

The Board believes the prison has come through those difficulties satisfactorily, but is concerned about the contracting out of prison maintenance which has seriously delayed some essential repairs in the prison’s infrastructure.