Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons: lack of treatment programme for sex offenders at HMP Moorland 'significant omission'

A prison that houses hundreds of sex offenders has been criticised by inspectors for failing to run programmes to tackle their behaviour.

HMP Moorland was the scene of riots in 2010 and almost a third of the inmates are sex offenders. But according to today's Inspector of Prisons report, no treatment programme is available for them and "too many" of the criminals are released without completing one.

The Deputy Chie Inspector of Prisons, Martin Lomas, says the lack of treatment programme is a 'significant omission.'

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HMP Moorland inspection

A surprise inspection of Moorland Prison near Doncaster has led to 'serious concerns' over its handling of hundreds of sex offenders.