Saturday, September 20, 2014
ECAN bulletin issue 23, June 2014 3 Brinsford: A prison of filth and failure Following a damning report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (23 April), Chief Inspector Nick Hardwick named Brinsford prison as the worst prison he has come across during his tenure. Responding to the report, Chief Executive of the Howard League Frances Crook said “This report should also be a wake-up call for magistrates who need to "Stop Sending Teenagers To Dangerous And Failing Institutions"…? and should instead make use of robust and effective community sentences run by probation services and available in their local areas” . The report finds higher rates of self-harm than other prisons, unsafe arrival procedures, and 15 out of an earlier 18 recommendations still to be met?