– Michael Spurr, chief executive of the National Offender Management Service
Our existing policies recognise the distinction between remand and sentenced prisoners and set out the privileges and entitlements that reflect remand prisoners' status.
We have already taken action to reinforce requirements on cell sharing and access to work for remand prisoners.
We will continue to reinforce the management of remand prisoners, to ensure we are meeting the statutory requirements and the findings from this report will further inform this work in due course.
The way defendants are held on remand in jail should be overhauled to ensure costly prison places are not being used unnecessarily, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said.