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What if we rethought parole?

  • Date: 22 Jun 2017

  • Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

What if we rethought parole?

Thursday 22 June 2017, 7–8.30pm
(postponed from 16 May due to the General Election purdah)

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

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

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