The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) carries out independent investigations into deaths and complaints in custody. The detailed role and responsibilities of the PPO are set out in his office’s Terms of Reference. The PPO has two main duties:
The purpose of these investigations is to understand what happened, to correct injustices and to identify learning for the organisations whose actions we oversee so that the PPO makes a significant contribution to safer, fairer custody and offender supervision.
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On 5 July 2016, the Justice Committee held a one-off evidence session on Criminal justice inspectorates and the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.Giving evidence to the Committee were: Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of … Continued
Staff face enormous challenges in keeping order and control in prisons, and the use of force must always be an option, but it should be a measure of last resort, said Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) Nigel Newcomen. Today he … Continued