Justice Committee

Prison governance inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written evidence; the deadline has been extended.

Scope of the inquiry

The Justice Committee is holding an inquiry into prison governance to consider the role of the prison governor, following the changes set out in the Government’s white paper Prison Safety and Reform, as well as how the Ministry of Justice and HMPPS should provide effective oversight of prisons. The Committee is also interested in how effective oversight arrangements are for commissioned services, such as health and education, as well as the extent to which there is collaboration between prison, probation and other community services.

The Committee would welcome written submissions of up to 3,000 words on all or some of the questions set out in the terms of reference below.

Terms of reference Send a written submission

Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

18 June 2019 10:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Prison governance
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Andrea Albutt, President, Prison Governors Association
Frances Crook, Chief Executive, Howard League
Janine McDowell, CEO, Justice Services, Sodexo
Wyn Jones, Custodial Operations Director, Serco
Neil Richards, Director of Custodial Contracts, HM Prison and Probation Service
Mark Brickell, Deputy Director, Ministry of Justice


The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

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