Britain’s largest jail for sex offenders has a “woefully small” number of prisoners accessing rehabilitation before release, a report has said.
Category C HMP Littlehey in Cambridgeshire has more than 1,000 inmates and 98% are sex offenders.
There were “limited opportunities for purposeful activity” for prisoners over the age of 50, the independent monitoring board (IMB) report said.
The Prison Service said the report said it was a “safe and decent prison”.
The IMB commended HMP Littlehey’s staff for “dedication in creating a safe environment”.
But it said it was disappointed with the help inmates over 50 received to “become better citizens on release”.
The report said there was a “woefully small amount of men who are able to access an intervention programme to help them reduce their risk”.
Just under half of the 1,200 population at HMP Littlehey is aged 50 years or older.
The board said in its annual report that older prisoners had “difficulties in accessing healthcare located on the first floor due to mobility issues”.
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IMB chair, Geoff Watts, said HMP Littlehey was “a safe and decent prison” with a “compassionate approach to end-of-life care”.
A Prison Service spokesman said: “Inspectors found this to be a safe and decent prison.
“Reducing the risk of harm is our number one priority and all prisoners are provided with tailored interventions to address their needs.”