At the time of the inspection, Bristol had been through a significant period of restructure and change. This, coupled with the prison's highly transient population, presented a challenging time for the Governor and her staff.
Despite this, it is pleasing to see that good work was taking place in resettlement and offender management and that the needs of prisoners were largely being met. Decisive action has already been taken to build on this work and address concerns raised in the report, particularly in the areas of training and purposeful activity.
– Michael Spurr, Chief Executive Officer of the National Offender Management Service
The prison and its staff will receive the support necessary to help raise performance and deliver a safe and constructive environment for the prisoners it holds.