A report into Full Sutton Prison has concluded it is making positive progress and highlighted the effective way it is tackling violence and drug use.
The report, by HM Inspectorate of prisons said the prison, which holds 600 of the UK’s most serious offenders was dealing effectively with challenges that other prisons found hard to manage.
The report did make clear however that there was room for improvement is areas such as improving the perceptions of black and minority ethnic and Muslim prisoners about their treatment and conditions, and how prisoners who self harmed were dealt with.
Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, said: “HMP Full Sutton is already a good prison and it is continuing to improve.
“The foundations of a generally safe environment in which prisoners are treated as decently as the necessary constraints allow appear to be increasingly embedded.
“Some significant new developments in important areas of the prison are still at an early stage and create the potential for further improvement.”