Members of the Lords, including the chief executive of Turning Point and the author of a recent review on prison conditions and the rehabilitation of prisoners, debated the case for addressing the problems of young people before they enter the criminal justice system, on Thursday 29 October.
This was a general debate. They usually take place on a Thursday in the Lords chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Harris of Haringey (Labour), author of The Harris Review: Changing Prisons, Saving Lives, published in July 2015. Speakers included:
Justice minister, Lord Faulks (Conservative), responded on behalf of the government.