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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PRISONERS are dying preventable deaths, particularly as a result of the alarming levels of drug abuse in jails, and some prisons and their health providers struggle to learn from investigations into deaths, according to Acting Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO)… Read More
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… Read More