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Report finds care of vulnerable prisoners at HMP Walton is "unacceptable"

A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons has found that care of vulnerable inmates at HMP Walton is "unacceptable". The executive summary of the report states:

The challenge of making the improvements that HMP Liverpool requires should not be underestimated. There is still a need for significant improvements and some aspects of the regime – particularly the treatment of vulnerable prisoners and those on the basic incentives level – are unacceptable.

– Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons

Vulnerable prisoners in general population after one week

(...)We found vulnerable prisoners located among the general population in their first week who had been forced to remain in their cells, unable to shower or associate. Most vulnerable prisoners had a very poor induction. Even after the first night and induction periods, the vulnerable prisoner wing did not have space for all and we found incidents of vulnerable prisoners who had been assaulted on the main wings where they had had to be located.

– Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons
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