IMB reports a whole prison approach to rehabilitation at HMP Grendon

In its annual report for 2017, the IMB reports that HMP Grendon provides a whole prison approach to rehabilitation with relationships within each therapeutic community at the heart of its work.

The report notes that:

  • residents are treated humanely and with care
  • relationships between residents and staff are commendable
  • there is particular emphasis on the connection with family

The Board, however, has noted delays in transferring some residents with severe psychiatric disorders due to a nationwide shortage at secure forensic units. The Board has also highlighted some instances where cell bell calls at night are not being responded to in a timely manner.

IMB Grendon Chair, Rob Wondrak, says ‘Men come to HMP Grendon to work through their challenging behaviour in a therapeutic community. The Board wishes to commend the impressive work carried out by both the residents and staff. We have consistently found evidence of positive relationships between residents and staff. Levels of violence, self-harm and drug abuse have been very low over the year’.

Read the report in full here.