In February 2015 the ‘Changing Prisons in Challenging Times’ roundtable was held at Middlesex University. This drew together an expert panel before an academic, practitioner and student audience to discuss and share ideas, concerns and considerations for the future.
The speakers were HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick; Erwin James – journalist for The Guardian newspaper and author of the books A Life Inside: A Prisoner’s Notebook and The Home Stretch: From Prison to Parole; Chair in Psychiatry at Cardiff University Professor Pamela Taylor; Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Middlesex Anastasia Karamalidou; Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody Lord Toby Harris; and Dr Kimmett Edgar, Head of Research at the Prison Reform Trust.
A summary of the event can be read on the MDX Minds blog.
A follow-up prisons round table is planned for March 2017.
We now have podcasts available from a selection of our speakers from the 2015 roundtable event.
please check out our soundcloud page to listen to a range of informative and poignant talks from the event including:
(please note these recordings are from February 2015 and views/events of our speakers may have changed/modified since then).