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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The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, who investigates deaths and complaints in prisons, echoed the findings of the Chief Inspector of Prisons’ report of an inspection at HMP Nottingham. The Acting PPO, Elizabeth Moody, said: “It is highly troubling that HMP … Continued
Every year, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman asks all our stakeholders to share their views on our performance. If you have had any dealings with the PPO in the past twelve months, please take just ten minutes to tell us … Continued