Secretary of State responds to first Urgent Notification issued for HMP Nottingham

On 17 January 2018, Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, issued the first Urgent Notification after an inspection of HMP Nottingham, requiring the Secretary of State for Justice to take public responsibility for improvements in a jail found to have serious and significant problems. Mr Clarke wrote to David Gauke demanding intervention to save lives and protect fearful prisoners in the “fundamentally unsafe” HMP Nottingham.

David Gauke today has responded to the Urgent Notification, setting out immediate actions to be taken to address the most serious and urgent issues. A copy of this letter and the action plan can be found here.