Inmates at Stocken Prison are now receiving better mental health care
Inmates at a Rutland jail are now receiving better mental health care after more specialist staff were recruited, the prison watchdog has found.
The Independent Monitoring Board for Stocken Prison, near Stretton, said recruitment had improved all round over the last year to boost a wide range of services for prisoners.
Paul Mills, chairman of the board, praised the 840-inmate jail as he issued its annual report to Justice Minister Rory Stewart.
Mr Mills said the rural establishment is a “safe and well-run prison” which is helping to retrain, rehabilitate and prepare convicts for integration back into society.
And the watchdog chief said Stocken Prison was improving the lives of prisoners on many fronts from the gym to education and quality of food.
Mr Mills, 69, said: “The prisoners at Stocken are treated fairly and the prison is providing encouragement to prisoners to turn their life round on release.”