Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons public consultation on new Expectations for adult male prisons
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) last revised the Expectations for adult male prisons in January 2012. In light of the new prison reform agenda and evolving human rights standards, HMIP decided in 2016 to review this set of Expectations. In January 2017 HMIP published its draft revised Expectations and launched a public consultation, with feedback requested by 17 February 2017. In order to ensure the active involvement of voluntary organisations in this process and to inform a comprehensive response to the review, Clinks was delighted to work with HMIP to hold three consultation events on the revised Expectations. We also invited voluntary organisations to share their own written responses with us. This response collates and summarises the key feedback – the main points of consensus among voluntary sector participants during structured, noted discussions – from all the consultation events, together with the written material that we received.