However, there needs to be a better operational grip on safety. It was also stated that the individual sites would still retain their old names. More on this story.
The pistol the costumed man carried was a water gun. These are external links and will open in a new window. He said it was "highly unlikely" that offenders would end up being released into the community on the Isle of Wight. In Januarythe Ministry of Justice announced that the Camp Hill site of the prison will close, with a reduction of places at the prison.
Every prisoner now has a dedicated officer giving them personal support and, combined with working closer with probation and local authorities, we expect to see an improvement in arrangements to prepare prisoners for release. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. The Ministry of Justice said there were discussions ongoing about the future of the island's prisons but would not comment further.
The island's independent monitoring board said no decision had been made. He said it was "highly unlikely" that offenders would end up being released into the community on the Isle of Wight. He said violence had "risen significantly since the previous inspection", while "safety had deteriorated", and the response of managers was "not good enough".
Mr Pugh said: "All of us who live here on the island understand our prisons are very secure and they provide much employment for local people and we have many of these offenders already.
HM Prison Service. The two former prisons along with Camp Hill were merged in and each site still retained its old name. HMP Isle of Wight. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.