Send IMB raise concern about facilities management and rehabilitation services

The Independent Monitoring Board for HMP Send today publishes its report to the Secretary of State for Justice for the year to 31 March 2016.

The Board reports that it is satisfied that HMP Send is a well-run prison that treats its prisoners justly and humanely. It is a prison where all prisoners, with the exception of those who are retired or deemed medically unfit for work, are engaged in a combination of education and employment from Monday morning until Friday lunchtime.

The Board raises concerns regarding the unacceptable level of services for facilities management provided by Carillion plc since the commencement of the contract in June 2015. This has led to a deterioration in repairs and maintenance to the fabric and equipment of the building.

The Board also expresses concern that London Community Rehabilitation Company has largely failed to meet its commitment to provide pre-release support to offenders being released into the London area.