Parkhurst prison – part of HMP Isle of Wight – has been rated as being the worst in the country for visitor access, unsurprising given the Island location.
Stuart Miller Solicitors has gathered data from the most recent report by HM Chief Inspectorate of Prisons to reveal the best and worst rated prisons across England and Wales.
The data collected is based on factors rated most important by inmates across a range of categories such as; visitor access, accommodation, food and cleanliness, ratings. Analysis of the data has shown where to find the top 10 best and worst prisons, the best female/male prisons, as well as rankings for overcrowding levels, healthcare, and education accessibility.
On the Isle of Wight, inmates at Parlhurst were asked to rate the prison on the degree to which friends and family could easily access the prison by car or public transport. All ratings have been compiled from an anonymous survey of current inmates from the most recent report by HM Chief Inspectorate of Prisons.
The graph below shows that HMP Isle of Wight (Parkhurst) takes the top spot with the lowest ranking of 10.25% – not entirely surprising given the cost of getting to the Isle of Wight and the logistics of crossing the Solent.
All rankings and further information can be found at https://www.stuartmillersolicitors.co.uk/prison-advisor-beta/.