Results from the 10 Prisons Project Ad Hoc Statistics Published

The Government have today published ad hoc results of the 10 Prisons Project.

In August 2018 Ministers announced a ’10 Prisons Project’ to develop a new model of excellence.

The project had the aims of reducing violence in 10 of our challenging prisons by reducing the supply of drugs, raising standards of decency, and increasing leadership capability.

The prisons chosen were: Hull, Humber, Leeds, Lindholme, Moorland, Wealstun, Nottingham, Ranby, Isis and Wormwood Scrubs.

Its purpose was to:

  • A new approach to improve standards and security will be piloted in 10 of the most challenging prisons
  • The focus will be on reducing violence through radically increasing security against drugs and challenging all abusive behaviour
  • There will be additional investment in leadership and dedicated resources to tackle drugs, security and building issues
  • Good practice will be spread across the prison estate – ultimately reducing reoffending and future of victims of crime

Today the Government have announced the results of the 10 Prisons Project ad hoc statistics

Key Findings

  • • The rate of assaults per 1,000 prisoners in ten prisons dropped by 16%, from 42.9 in June/August 2018 to 36.1 in April/June 2019
  • • The percentage of positive results from random mandatory drug tests (RDMT) dropped between August 2018 and March 2019.

Assaults: June/August 2018 to April/June 2019

The number of assaults in the ten prisons dropped by 17%, from an average of 399 in June/August 2018 to 331 in April/June 2019.

Nationally, the number of assaults decreased by 8% across the same time period.

The rate of assaults per 1,000 prisoners in the ten prisons dropped by 16%, from 42.9 in June/August 2018 to 36.1 in April/June 2019.

Nationally, the rate of assaults per 1,000 prisoners decreased by 8% across the same time period.

Click image to enlarge. Monthly 3-month rolling rate of total assaults for 10 prisons, 3 months ending August 2018 to 3 months ending June 2019

Read The Report – pdf document

Download 10 Projects Spreadsheet Tables – Excel document