JOINT

Chief Inspector of Prisons and Nacro give evidence on prisoner voting

16 October 2013

The Joint Committee on the Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill will this week take evidence from Nick Hardwick, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons; as well as Eoin McLennan Murray, President of the Prison Governors Association; Paul McDowell, Chief Executive of Nacro and Digby Griffith, Director of National Operational Services at the National Offender Management Service.

Witnesses

Wednesday 16 October, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

9.30am

  • Nick Hardwick, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons

10.15am

  • Eoin McLennan Murray, President of the Prison Governor's Association
  • Digby Griffith, Director of National Operational Services at the National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
  • Paul McDowell, Chief Executive of Nacro

The sessions will cover a range of issues including how the prison system deals with prisoners who currently have the right to vote, including those on remand; what administrative difficulties large scale prisoner voting might present and whether prisoner voting could be linked to eligibility for parole or be useful in rehabilitation.

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