In the Media

Prison 'failing vulnerable women'

PUBLISHED June 14, 2004

Women inmates at a Cheshire prison are being put at risk by a lack of support during drug withdrawal and with mental health problems, a top report says.

Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers said more must be done at Styal Prison to ensure vulnerable inmates' safety.
Although there were some improvements, a hastily set up system to dispense methadone after six drug users' suicides was "inadequate", she said.