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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A distressed 18-year-old Lithuanian man who had been arrested for stealing sweets killed himself in the segregation unit of HMP Wandsworth in an “appalling” case, according to an investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO). Osvaldas Pagirys, who struggled … Continued
Inadequate investigations of alleged discrimination in jails risk undermining prisoners’ confidence in the complaints process, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) has warned. Download the PPO’s latest learning lessons bulletin: complaints about discrimination. Download the news release. Elizabeth Moody, the … Continued