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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Prisons need to be more flexible and proactive in managing transgender prisoners, based on their individual needs and circumstances, so that they can live safely, said Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) Nigel Newcomen. Today he published a bulletin on lessons … Continued
The Secretary of State for Justice has extended the tenure of the current Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Nigel Newcomen CBE, until 31 July 2017. The post of Prisons and Probation Ombudsman was established in 1994 in response to a recommendation … Continued