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Ford Prison

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps have been taken by his Department following the recent report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Ford. (276230)

As with all HMCIP reports an action plan responding to each of the recommendations in the report will be submitted to Ministers and the chief inspector within the next three months.

The new governor is focusing on resettlement and security, including measures to reduce the smuggling of alcohol, and the Director of Offender Management (DOM) has approved a schedule of maintenance designed to address the decor and physical environment with plans for a new kitchen. Significant improvements have already been made to improve disability access.