HMP Bristol inmates and prison staff safety concerns


Bristol Prison was built in the late 19th Century with B and C wings added in the 1960s Continue reading the main story Related Stories Inmates 'abused by prison staff' Drug help improves at HMP Bristol Inmates' working hours increased Low staffing levels at Bristol Prison are having a "detrimental impact" on prisoners and on staff morale, according to a prison watchdog report. The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) said it had safety concerns for staff and inmates due to a lack of officers. The jail holds more than 600 male adults, both convicted and on remand, and is located in Horfield. A prison service spokesman said they had "increased staffing levels" and "prisoners' needs were being met". The report acknowledged the "continuing requirement to make financial savings" was "a challenge" for HMP Bristol's governor. But it said the reduced number of prison officers at certain times on some wings made both inmates and staff "feel unsafe".