Despite making what it calls 'good progress' the Inspectorate of Prisons says HMP Birmingham is still failing its inmates. In 2011 inspectors found the prison had been failing for many years after G4S took it over.
The report says there are still a lot of drugs in the prison and that foreign national prisoners say they are being mistreated. There is also still a lack of education and work places.
But inmates did say they feel safer and that integration was up. They also said the staff-prisoner relationship had improved, while mental care support was very good.