Following the publishing of the report on Gloucester Prison which claimed the prison had 'stood still' since an earlier visit Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons said:
Gloucester is one of the older establishments in the prison system, with a poor infrastructure and situated in a cramped inner-city location. Overall this is not a good report, with many issues and concerns we have raised in previous reports still to be addressed. Much needs to be done to raise often basic standards, including investment in the environment and the regime.
However, Mr Hardwick went on to say that:
To a great extent a safe place, predicated on the quality of staff-prisoner relationships
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