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Prison system examined by Committee

11 October 2018

The Justice Committee holds its fourth evidence session as part of its inquiry into Prison Population 2022: planning for the future.

Purpose of the session

The purpose of this session is to examine the current and future pressures on the prison system and the implications for strategic and operational policy, including:

  • how prisons respond to and seek to rehabilitate the current prison population, including those eligible for parole and particular cohorts of prisoner
  • the impact of accommodating a more complex and challenging population
  • the latest research on offender supervision and the implications for future practice
  • issues relating to the recruitment and training of prison officers, forensic psychologists and prison leaders.

Witnesses

Wednesday 10 October 2018 in Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.00am:

  • Professor Nick Hardwick, Royal Holloway University
  • Dee Anand, British Psychological Society
  • Mark Day, Prison Reform Trust

At 10.45am:

  • Sonia Crozier, Director of Probation, HM Prison and Probation Service
  • Martin Jones, Chief Executive, Parole Board
  • Dr Jo Bailey, Head of Psychology, HM Prison and Probation Service

Further information

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