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HM Prison Rye Hill

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken in response to the findings of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in April 2005 that HM Prison Rye Hill was at that time an unsafe and unstable environment, both for prisoners and staff. (252130)

A Rectification Notice was issued against the contractor for Rye Hill, GSL, on 2 August 2007 to address shortcomings in performance across six key areas. Significant progress has been made by the contractor to remedy the failings identified by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. The Rectification Notice was removed in November 2008. This followed a review meeting that considered the prison had improved its performance sufficiently to justify such action.