Older Prisoners

This year the subject for the 2015 Lectures is ‘Older Prisoners’

Chair for the Day – Pat Baskerville
Seena Fazel, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Oxford University
John Illingsworth, Governor of HMP Wymott
Dr Marian Peacock & Dr Mary Turner, Lancaster University
Majors Paul and Rita Conley, Salvation Army
Stuart Ware, Restore

Nigel Newcomen, Prison and Probation Ombudsman


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Making Sense of Life Sentences

The subject for the 2014 Lectures has been announced as ‘Making Sense of Life Sentences

Chair for the day is Rex Bloomstein, Director of ‘Strangeways’ and ‘Lifer, Living with Murder’ – will be introducing an exciting line up of speakers for this years event including:

  • Phil Copple, Director of Public Sector Prisons, NOMS
  • Nicky Padfield, Cambridge University Author of ‘Beyond the Tariff: Human rights and the release of life sentence prisoners’
  • Sir Alan Beith, Chair of the Justice Select Committee
  • Lucy Gampell OBE, Former director of Action for Prisoners Families, member of the Parole Board, and member of Clinks Management Committee.

The lectures will take place at the Prison Service College, Newbold Revel on Friday 13th June 2014. 

Please book early to ensure your place at this interesting and thought provoking event.



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Contraction in an age of expansion

The subject for the 2013 Lectures has been announced as ‘Contraction in an age of expansion’

This year we challenge speakers to discuss the idea of “Contraction in an age of expansion”; the contraction of prisoner places, the number of establishments, especially smaller prisons, and the provision of services provided by HMPS Vs the contrasting expansion of service delivery by other organisations and the potential for much larger prisons.


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2013 Perrie Lecture Speakers announced

The speakers for the 2013 Perrie Lectures have been announced. They are: 

 Nick Hardwick, CBE , Chief Inspector of PrisonsL. Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology, University of Leicester. Ian Mulholland, Deputy Director, National Offender Management Service. Jason Warr, PhD student, The Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge and Andy Aresti, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Westminster  consider the implications of  contraction in an age of expansion.


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New – The Perrie Lectures YouTube Channel

The Perrie Lectures Committee are proud to announce the introduction of a dedicated Perrie Lectures YouTube Channel.

Here you will be able to view extracts of the lectures to provide you with an insight into types of issues debated at the event.

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Prison Service Journal supports Perrie Lectures

The Prison Service Journal continues to support this year’s Perrie Lectures in a special July edition dedicated to this year’s theme – How we change lives.

Editor Jamie Bennett said “The Perrie Lectures are a unique opportunity for those with an interest in criminal justice to hear thought provoking lectures from the most respected figures in the field of justice and offender services. The Prison Service Journal is delighted to continue to support the event.”

The Prison Service Journal can be downloaded from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies website


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