What are the issues relating to prison population?

11 September 2018

The Justice Committee holds its third 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 from a strategic and operational perspective, including

  • the impact of prison population growth on running prisons in the context of constricted finances
  • how prisons respond to and seek to rehabilitate the current prison population, including particular cohorts of prisoner and how they plan for and accommodate changes in the population
  • the current and future position on maintaining and modernising the prison estate
  • issues relating to the recruitment and training of prison officers and leaders


Tuesday 11 September 2018 in Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.00am

  • Nick Pascoe, Vice-Chair, Prison Governors Association
  • Mark Fairhurst, National Chair, Prison Officers Association
  • Julia Rogers, Managing Director Justice and Immigration, Serco

Further information

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