Women in prison: is the justice system fit for purpose?


8 November 2016 7:00 pm


Joshua Rozenberg QC (Chair), Legal Commentator and Journalist
The Rt Hon. the Lord Beith, House of Lords
John Cooper QC, 25 Bedford Row
Jenny Earle, Prison Reform Trust
Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, House of Lords, Chair of Justice
Vicky Pryce, Economist and Business Consultant

Join Halsbury’s Law Exchange and their panel of experts as they:

  • Examine the way in which female offenders are treated by the sentencing system.
  • Consider whether there is a true, principled, case for reform.
  • Debate whether or not women ought to be treated differently to men and, if so, how that should be approached.

They will be releasing an accompanying policy paper shortly before the event, which has been written by Felicity Gerry QC and Lyndon Harris, which will raise issues for discussion and question the appropriateness of certain proposed reforms.

More details here.