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A series of events aimed at lifting the lid on prisons.

In 2023, the Howard League began ‘Spotlights’, a series of events aimed at lifting the lid on prisons. All online events are recorded, and you can watch them back by clicking on the videos below.


Spotlights 1: The persistence of Victorian prisons
Date: Tuesday 9 May 2023
Guests: Professor Dominique Moran, Ian Blakeman and Lee Brown
Presenter: Andrea Coomber KC (Hon.)


Spotlights 2: The history of John Howard and the Howard League
Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023
Guests: Jess Kebbell and Professor Fergus McNeill
Presenter: Andrew Neilson


Spotlights 3: Criminal justice lessons from across the globe
Date: Wednesday 19 July 2023
Guests: Dr Hindpal Bhui OBE, Jana Špero, Dr Louise Brangan and Vincent Schiraldi
Presenter: Andrea Coomber KC (Hon.)


Spotlights 4: Vincent Schiraldi on probation, parole and the rise of mass supervision in the US
Date: Thursday 26 October
Guests: Vincent Schiraldi
Presenter: Professor Fergus McNeill


Spotlights 5: King’s Speech special
Date: Thursday 9 November
Guests: Our Director of Campaigns, Andrew Neilson, and Membership Officer, Tim Kerr
Presenter: Chief Executive of the Howard League, Andrea Coomber KC (Hon.)

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