The Annual Prison Performance Ratings are published to ensure transparency of the final performance assessments of both public sector and privately-managed prisons across England and Wales.
The Annual Prison Performance Ratings covers overall performance assessments for all prisons, alongside assessments for individual performance measures for each prison. This publication covers reporting for the period between the 1st of April 2017 and the 31st of March 2018. The overall performance of each prison within this period has been graded into one of the following four bands:
Level 4: Exceptional performance; Level 3: Meeting the majority of targets; Level 2: Overall performance is of concern; Level 1: Overall performance is of serious concern.
The HMPPS Annual Digest is produced and handled by the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:
Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Victims, Youth and Family Justice Permanent Secretary Director General, Finance Director General, Offender Reform and Commissioning Group Director, Prison Reform Policy Deputy Director, Service Improvement Support Director, Head of Prison and Probation Analytical Services Director, Director of Analytical Services and Data Driven Department and Culture Change, Deputy Director, Prisons and Probation Analytical Services, Head of Profession (Statistics), Head of HMPPS Statistics Unit, Head of Performance Analytics and Contract Management Unit, Head of Data Assurance and Reporting Unit, Head of Corporate Performance, Head of Custodial Performance, Head of Prison Safety and Security Analyses, Custodial Performance Analyst (x2), Press officer (x3) Private secretaries (x8) Special advisors (x2)
HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
Chief Executive Officer, Head of CEO’s Office, Regional Executive Director Prisons North, Regional Executive Director Prisons South, Head of Custodial Contracts, Executive Director of HMPPS Wales. Head of Executive Management Team, Executive Director Prisons, Head of Business Development Group, Business Manager to Deputy Director Prisons, Head of Justice Data web team.