In the Media

Women's jail 'still has problems'

PUBLISHED March 30, 2005

There are still "fundamental problems" at the UK's largest women's prison, the prisons watchdog has said.

Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers said Holloway, in north London, had improved but not as much as "expected".
She said inmates had to use sanitary towels as door plugs to keep rats out, or makeshift seats on filthy toilets.