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Prison Sanctions Protocol

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This protocol sets out a broad principle for how Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMI Prisons), Independent Monitoring Boards (IMBs), Lay Observers and the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) will work together - in line with obligations under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).