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What if we rethought parole?

  • Date: 16 May 2017

  • Location: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics

What if we rethought parole?

Tuesday 16th May 2017, 6.30-8.30pm

Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics

More specifically what if it is for the State to prove to the Parole Board that a prisoner is not safe for release? This event aims to look at the workings of the parole system in England and Wales. More people are serving indeterminate prison sentences in England and Wales than in the other 46 countries in the Council of Europe combined. Academics and criminal justice professionals will challenge the current system for deciding if someone can safely be released from prison and suggest an alternative way of approaching risk and release from prison for those serving the longest sentences.

  • Nicola Padfield, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
  • Professor Nick Hardwick, Chair, Parole Board
  • Dr Laura Janes, Legal Director, Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Chair: Dr Meredith Rossner, LSE

There are limited places at this free event.  Book your place here.

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