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Howard League ‘In Conversation’

The Howard League has been holding a series of online ‘In Conversation’ events.

The first event was held on Monday 12 October 2020 when Frances Crook, our Chief Executive talked to Lyn Brown MP, the Labour Party’s Shadow Minister for Prisons and Probation. The second conversation was held on Tuesday 13 October 2020 with Sir Bob Neill MP Conservative MP and chair of the Justice Select Committee. Some of the issues discussed where the huge challenges facing criminal justice system as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

In the third in the series of conversations, held on Tuesday 17 October 2020, Frances Crook talked to Peter Clarke CVO OBE QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Prisons who reflected on his time in the role.

On Monday 7 December 2020 we were in conversation with Lord Ken Macdonald QC, President of the Howard League for Penal Reform, Warden of Wadham College Oxford, founder member of Matrix Chambers and former Director of Public Prosecutions.

The video recording of the meeting is now available online here.

Howard League In Conversation with Dame Vera Baird DBE QC, Victims’ Commissioner (VC) for England and Wales was held on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

The video recording of the event is available online here.

Howard League In Conversation with Anne Longfield OBE, former Children’s Commissioner for England.Tuesday 16 March 2021.

The video of the event is available online here.

Howard League in Conversation with Patrice Lawrence, award-winning writer for children, teenagers and adults.The focus of the event was on tackling racism in the criminal justice system through stories.

The video of the event is available online here.

Further ‘In Conversation’ events are being planned.

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