Ombudsman repeats calls for better care of older prisoners

“An important test of the humanity of a prison system is the way it manages the most vulnerable”, said the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Nigel Newcomen CBE, yesterday at a meeting of the parliamentary All Party Penal Affairs Group. “There… Read More

PPO Stakeholder feedback survey 2015-16

Complete PPO’s annual stakeholder feedback survey 2015-16.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman provides services to a range of stakeholders and annually seeks their views as to our performance. These views are absolutely key to understanding our strengths and weaknesses, as well as gaining concrete examples of how… Read More

PPO Ukraine Minister for Justice

Ombudsman hosts delegation from Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Nigel Newcomen CBE, yesterday hosted a delegation from the Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice, headed by First Deputy Minister Natalia Sevostianova. The meeting was part of a fact-finding visit, sponsored by the Council of Europe, as… Read More

Ombudsman meets with INQUEST Lawyers Group

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, Nigel Newcomen CBE, and several of his senior management team yesterday met with staff and the lawyers group from INQUEST, the independent charity providing free advice to people bereaved by a death in custody and… Read More

PPO publishes Annual Report 2014-15

Earlier today, the Secretary of State for Justice laid the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2014-15 before Parliament, charting PPO’s operational and financial performance for the previous year. In his report, the Ombudsman, Nigel Newcomen CBE, draws attention to… Read More