You’re invited to our forthcoming panel discussion: Women in prison: is the penal system fit for purpose?
Date: 11th November 2014
Time: 6pm registration. 6.30pm start. Please join us for drinks and networking following the event
Venue: Prince Philip House
Keynote speaker: Felicity Gerry QC, specialist in international law on child and adult abuse
- Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Commentator and Journalist (Chair)
- Jenny Earle, Director of the Prison Reform Trust’s Programme to Reduce Women’s Imprisonment
- Laura Janes, Acting Legal Director for the Howard League for Penal Reform
- Lord Ramsbotham GCB CBE, former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales
- Paula Harriott, Head of Programmes at ex-offenders charity User Voice
- The Rt Hon Simon Hughes PC MP, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties
- The Rt Hon Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG, PC, former President of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
We’ll be showing a short film featuring ex-offenders speaking about their experiences of prison and the justice system.
We will also be releasing a discussion paper with unique research to all attendees in the coming weeks.
Points for discussion:
- Explore the impact of imprisonment on female offenders and the wider community
- Examine the current penal system and whether it is fit for purpose
- Discuss alternatives to prison based on the needs of the individual
To book a free place, complete the form on the right, or contact Michelle Plumb at Michelle.firstname.lastname@example.org