The Traveller Movement – PPO July Article

This article was written by staff at the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. We’d like to thank The Traveller Movement for publishing this article in July 2020. You can view their article here. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) is appointed… Read More

PPO Covid-19 June 30 Update

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

HMP Styal Investigation

Following a request from the Prisons Minster, Lucy Frazer QC, the PPO Sue McAllister has agreed to conduct an investigation into a stillbirth on 18 June 2020 at HMP Styal. The investigation will be carried out with a clinical reviewer… Read More

PPO Covid-19 June 22 Update

In addition to our new scanning solution for accessing prisoners mail, our assessment team and investigators are now trialling the use of ’email a prisoner’. Email a prisoner allows us to send messages to people in prison. The messages are… Read More

PPO Covid-19 May 13 Update

Following the latest Government advice about the COVID-19 emergency, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) will continue to work remotely. We have been working hard to come up with a solution that enables us to still receive post during the… Read More

PPO COVID-19 – May 4 Update

Following the latest Government advice about the COVID-19 emergency, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) will continue to work remotely during the lockdown. In March the PPO’s office building was closed until further notice and all staff were instructed to… Read More

Infected Blood Inquiry

The PPO have been contacted by the Infected Blood Inquiry. The Infected Blood Inquiry is examining the circumstances in which people treated by the NHS were given infected blood and infected blood products. The Inquiry are looking to hear from… Read More

PPO COVID-19 – March 26 Update

Following the latest Government advice about the national response to COVID-19, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has made the very difficult, but unavoidable, decision to reduce our service to the people who can complain to us. We have kept our… Read More