All prisons must ensure that arrangements are in place to provide for the safety and well-being of newly arrived prisoners, particularly during their first night in custody, and to inform them of what to expect over the next 24 hours. The details of these arrangements are a matter for local prison management, and will vary according to the nature of the establishment and its population, and the needs of individual prisoners. No central assessment has been made of the consistency of first night programmes.
The weighted scorecard is an internal performance information management tool, provided to all establishments to help drive performance improvement. The current weighted scorecard has been produced for quarter four of financial year 2005-06, using provisional data. The following table provides the current position of the London establishments.
Establishment Quarter four position in weighted scorecard Belmarsh 95 Brixton 91 Feltham 100 Holloway 16 Latchmere House 129 Pentonville 105 Wandsworth 134 Wormwood Scrubs 19
Quarter four position in weighted scorecard
The purpose of the recategorisation of prisoners is to determine whether, and to what extent, the risks a prisoner presented at their last review have changed and to ensure that the prisoner continues to be held in the most appropriately secure conditions. There have been no significant policy changes since 1997.