HMP Isle of Wight 2018 annual report published

The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for HMP Isle of Wight has today published its annual report for 2018


HMP Isle of Wight- eight areas of improvement identified.


In their report, the IMB at the Isle of Wight acknowledges and welcomes improvements in a number of significant areas affecting the daily life of residents, including:

  • Increased equality meetings.
  • Improvements in communication with residents.
  • Development of one-to-one work with offenders (key working).
  • Improved processes in Reception.
  • Introduction of challenge, support and intervention plan (CSIP).


The Chair, Linda Johnson said,  ‘to improve the overall safety of residents with complex needs, (CSIP) was introduced towards the end of the year.  This was urgently required as there was a significant increase of 26%  self harm incidents during 2018.

The Board continues to be concerned regarding the prison’s elderly and disabled residents, who are disadvantaged due to the age and structure of the establishment, together with the lack of funding for much needed alterations to provide an appropriate physical environment’