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POA Press Office:
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POA Press Releases

PR 92 15 Aug 2014

Keep HMP Askham Grange Open

Following a recent HMIP inspection HMP Askham Grange has been awarded the highest possible rating in Safety, Respect, Purposeful Activity and Resettlement. 

To reinforce their success HMP Askham Grange were awarded the highest possible rating by Ofsted.

The POA once again call upon the MOJ to revisit the decision to close this prison. HMP Askham Grange is an asset to the justice system in terms of rehabilitation and clearly provides value for money for the taxpayer.

If there is to be a Rehabilitation Revolution it makes no sense to continue with plans to close HMP Askham Grange.



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