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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 our 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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The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, has issued the following Written Ministerial Statement concerning the PPO’s investigation into Brook House immigration removal centre: “I am announcing today the conversion of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) investigation of… Read More
Welcome to the latest issue of The Investigator. I took up the post of Prisons and Probation Ombudsman in October 2018, so my first anniversary in the role coincided with the publication of the PPO’s Annual Report for 2018/19 earlier… Read More