Dartmoor Prison criticised in new report

Uncertainty over the future of one of Britain's most notorious jails, Dartmoor prison, is at risk of paralysing any progress in the way it is run, the chief inspector of prisons has warned.

Live updates

Inspectors found prisoners felt "unsafe"

Dartmoor Prison Credit: ITV News West Country

Prisoners at Dartmoor Prison felt unsafe and had ready access to illegal drugs, according to a report out today.

An unannounced inspection of the prison took place in December last year. It's thought to be because of low levels of staffing at the prison, which has been earmarked for closure in the past.


Back to top

Latest ITV News reports