Britain’s “ worst prison ” is transformed by a governor by decorating flowers on the grounds and starting a career in the inmate’s park.
- Pia Sinha was named governor of HMP Liverpool after a 2017 conviction report
- The prison was a disaster and the prisoners and staff felt ‘hopeless’
- Now he has introduced a soccer field that is also used to run by prisoners.
One of the worst prisons in the United Kingdom has been transformed by a governor who said inmates and staff had felt “desperate and beaten.”
Pia Sinha presented floral displays, a soccer field and even a park at HMP Liverpool, after the prison was convicted by inspectors.
In 2017, living conditions in the prison were bad for most of the inmates and the images inside the prison revealed misery and dirt.
The walls had been covered in obscene graffiti, bricks were missing from the walls and garbage scattered outside the cell blocks.
After their inspection in September 2017, an increase in violence was also recorded, and drugs had been available to inmates.
Pia Sinha (pictured above) introduced floral displays, a soccer field and even a park at HMP Liverpool, after inspectors condemned the prison.
A report in 2017 showed that HMP Liverpool (above) was in poor condition and needed to be improved
Speaking to the Telegraph, Ms. Sinha, who was bought after the previous governor was removed, said the reforms provided a better environment for the inmates.
“You can have all the investment in the world, but if you don’t have a group of personnel, culture and work ethic that is about improvement and hope, then no money can buy that.
“The culture has moved from one where people felt desperate and beaten to a group of personnel and leadership where you feel proud of the people, people want to succeed and are eager to drive solutions.”
After first arriving at the prison, his first task was to reduce inmates by up to 700.
The trash was outside the cell blocks that had been thrown out the windows and allowed to rot.
The images taken at an HMP Liverpool inspection in 2017 show graffiti and wet walls
In addition to this, he installed a state-of-the-art soccer field that functions as an area where inmates can run.
The gardens on the site have also been landscaped, and windows have now been repaired to prevent drones from delivering drugs to inmates.
Ms. Sinha had previously worked at HMP Risley in Warrington, where she also served as governor.
He has worked in the prison service for more than 20 years.
Since then, Ms. Sinha has been praised by the chief prison inspector, Peter Clarke, who said that raising the standards was a “remarkable achievement,” but still said there was still much to be done.
Last year he said that pride was being returned to prison and added that the “jail had been neglected” previously.
He added: “ For our residents, by making their rooms clean and adequate for the purpose, the message they receive is that someone cares what happens to me, and if someone cares what happens to me, I It will matter what happens to me.
‘You send that message to people that are worth it.’