Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons said the performance of HMP Hewell had 'deteriorated sharply' since the last inspection.
"There are significant concerns about HMP Hewell whose performance has deteriorated sharply since our last inspection.
Much of the prison provided an unsafe and degrading environment for staff and prisoners alike.
The prison now needs support and stability to halt and reverse this slide in performance. "
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