Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons London

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons, which is also known as HMI Prisons, is a self-governing inspectorate that is responsible for reporting on treatment and conditions of prisoners, young offenders, immigration custody facilities and institutions. The in-charge of this independent Inspectorate is called HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, who is selected by the Justice Secretary for a period of 5 years. The duty of the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons is to keep the Justice Secretary and ministers informed about the conditions of the prisons and their treatment in England. In addition to this, Inspectorate is also accountable to the Home Secretary on treatment and conditions of all immigration custody places in the entire United Kingdom.

Visit: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons Website

Instructions

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    Facilities & Services:

    The services list of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons includes independent inspection of the conditions of the treatment of detainees and prisoners. Through this, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons is promoting the idea of 'healthy prisons', where staff members should work effectively in order to motivate detainees and prisoners to reduce re offending or accomplish various agreed outcomes.

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    Organizational Structure:

    The management structure of the Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons is as:

    Justice Secretary
    ^
    Chief Inspector of Prisons
    ^
    Deputy Inspector of Prisons

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    Operational Hours:

    Opening hours of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons are quite alike other government departments that start at 9:00 am in the morning and close down around 5:00 pm in the noon from Monday to Friday.

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    How to Contact:

    For enquiries, people can use telephone and fax number mentioned below, or they can also send an email at the address specified under.

    Contact: +44 20 7035 2136
    Fax: +44 20 7035 2141
    Email: hmiprisons.enquiries@hmiprisons.gsi.gov.uk

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    Location:

    First Floor, Ashley House, 2 Monck Street, London SW1P 2BQ, United Kingdom.

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    How to Get to the Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons:

    By Tube

    St James’s Park tube station is nearly 0.3 miles away from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons, which makes it a 7 minutes journey by walk. The commuter should head southwest on Broadway towards St. Ermin's Hill after coming out of the St James’s Park tube station, and continue onto Strutton Ground. Then turn left onto Old Pye Street from where he/she will turn right onto Perkin's Rents that will lead him or her to a left turn onto Great Peter Street. Finally he/she will make a right turn onto Monck Street and find the destination on the left. View Map

    By Bus

    Nearest bus stop from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons is Marsham Street (Stop NQ), as it is 0.1 mile away from it and by walk a person can cover this gap in 2 minutes roughly. Head east on Horseferry Road/B323 towards Monck Street then, turn left onto Monck Street and you will be able to find the destination on the right side. Bus number 507 can drop you at Marsham Street (Stop NQ).

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