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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 Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) stepped up work in 2018-19 to ensure its repeated recommendations for improvements following deaths in custody and investigations of complaints have a stronger impact in practice. Sue McAllister published her report for the year,… Read More
The Investigator, Summer 2019, Issue 3 Welcome to your latest edition of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman’s quarterly newsletter, “The Investigator”. We include in this edition: a preview of what will be included in our Annual Report, due… Read More