In the Media

Report praises Birmingham Prison

PUBLISHED September 27, 2004

Birmingham Prison has been given its best inspection report.

After an unannounced visit in May, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, said it was now a place where "positive attitudes are firmly embedded".
Governor Mike Shann was singled out for praise but Friday's report warned that some areas such as detox facilities and overcrowding needed improvement.