The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman held his third annual seminar series at the Newbold Revel Prison Service College from Wednesday 31st August to Friday 2nd September 2016.
This year’s series examined several of the most challenging problems faced by today’s prisons, illustrated by the investigations carried out by the PPO into prisoners’ complaints; deaths in custody from natural causes; and self-inflicted deaths.
Three seminars, one on each of the three days, focusing on the Ombudsman’s three main investigative functions:
Download the slides for each seminar by clicking on the images above.
In addition to presentations and case studies from his own investigators, the Ombudsman was pleased to welcome senior leaders from the National Offender Management Service to speak on each of the three days:
Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen CBE addresses seminar delegates.
NOMS Chief Executive Michael Spurr responds to PPO’s presentation on self-inflicted deaths in custody.
Deputy Director of Custody for London and Thames Valley Paul Baker on deaths in custody from natural causes.
Delegates discuss implementing PPO recommendations on caring for prisoners dying from long-term illnesses.
Project leader Paul Holland sets out the latest news on NOMS’s major suicide prevention initiative.
Seminar delegates discuss PPO’s investigations into prisoners’ complaints involving use of force by officers.