- The report was based on inspection reports for 33 local prisons, fieldwork in five jails and focus groups with remand prisoners and managers.
- It found an "unresolved disjuncture" between prison rules and what actually happened. Other rules have become outdated, it warned.
- While the Prison Rules 1999 set out legally binding entitlements for remand prisoners, Prison Service policy gave discretion to governors.
- Sharing mixed cells was "the norm", the inspectors found.
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