Prisons are selected for special measures in line with the Prisons Directorate Performance and Assurance Framework. Special measures means HM Prisons and Probation Service has determined it needs additional, specialist support to improve performance. Decisions are made based on a combination of data, management information, judgement from operational managers and in the case of Urgent Notification, HMIP recommendations.
The following prisons were in special measures 1st June 2018:
Bedford, Bristol, Chelmsford, Guys Marsh, Lewes, Liverpool, The Mount, Nottingham, Wandsworth, Winchester, and Wormwood Scrubs