For some while now, Inside Time has included a page in each issue dedicated to reporting an overview of the recent reports published by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. However, it is only in the last couple of weeks that I noticed something curious about the statistics which were printed.
When I looked at the breakdown for the inspection of HMP Coldingley (published in the September 2013 issue) I saw that 71% of prisoners there felt that staff treated them with respect, whilst 31% felt that staff victimised them. But with that coming to a total of 102% there were only two possible explanations. Either 2% of prisoners felt both respected and victimised at the same time, which I thought was very unlikely, or the published statistics were wrong for some reason.