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The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) carries out independent investigations into complaints and deaths 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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Welcome to the latest issue of The Investigator. In this edition, our first in lockdown, we aim to tell you something about how the work of the PPO is being delivered in these unprecedented and challenging times. Two articles, one focused… Read More
From 6 July 2020 the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will be able to return to the office building for the first time since lockdown. A small number of staff will begin printing letters to send to those in prison. We… Read More