The Independent Monitoring Board 2014/15 Annual Report for Her Majestys Prison and Young Offender Institution Drake Hall has been submitted to the Minister of Justice.
HMP & YOI Drake Hall is a closed prison for women and is situated in rural Staffordshire, about a mile from the town of Eccleshall and 10 miles from Stafford. The prison has a capacity of 315 and the women are accommodated in 15 houses, each with around 20 rooms.
This year’s report is again a positive endorsement of the work undertaken at Drake Hall. The report’s purpose is to describe areas of good practice and suggest possible areas for improvement. Overall, the Board continues to believe that Drake Hall provides a safe and secure environment for prisoners where they are treated with humanity and decency. The prison upholds a committed emphasis on preparing the women for resettlement. The report supports the view that Drake Hall embodies the values expected of the womens estate.