October - December

A new inspection by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) has found limited progress has been made in implementing recommendations to improve the safety of prisoners in Northern Ireland.

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland Brendan McGuigan has acknowledged the continued positive developments and progress made around the Public Protection Arrangements Northern Ireland (PPANI) in a new report published today (Wednesday 23 October 2019).
Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has today (8 October 2019) published the findings of an independent review of arrangements in place within the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) to test prisoners prior to their release from custody.