HMP Grendon – Fair and humane treatment of residents
In its annual report annual for 2019, the IMB reports that:
- The prison is safe and that residents are treated fairly and humanely
- Levels of self-harm and violence remain low
- More residents have made progressive moves after completing therapy
The Board notes continuing concerns about the treatment of some men who are temporarily transferred from neighbouring HMP Springhill. The Board also raised concerns about some aspects of night-state but noted improvements in the response time to cell bells by the end of the year.
IMB Grendon Chair, Christoff Lewis, says ‘Men come to HMP Grendon to work through their challenging behaviour in a therapeutic community. Levels of violence and self-harm have remained low and the number of residents completing their therapy and making a ‘progressive’ move has increased over the previous 12 months’.