Prison is safer

THE jail where an inmate was found hanged last weekend has been praised by inspectors for making improvements in safety.

HMP Lindholme was visited by prison inspectors before the apparent suicide of the Manchester man, who had been convicted of murdering a woman in a street row over litter.

Nick hardwick, Chief inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection of Lindholme said there had been improvements since the last major inspection and it now provided plenty of purposeful activity.

A previous inspection showed significant shortfalls in safety but the latest inspection found a much safer establishment which was ‘busy and purposeful’, although a number of areas were said to require further improvement including limited resources and staff absences that had impacted on some aspects of diversity and the quality of catering was poor.