The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at HMP Altcourse has published its Annual Report points include:
- The consequences of fewer staff have been felt throughout the prison, particularly within the Offender Management Unit and in the provision of education and pursuit of vocational qualifications
- Continuing concern regarding the presence of drugs, particularly New Psychoactive Substances, and mobile phones within the establishment
- Concerns about the provision of food – quality and quantity
- The Board are pleased to note the positive work being done with all prisoners to divert them away from substance misuse, in particular NPS, and involvement in incidents of violence.