1.6m behind bars: lessons from US prisons

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1.6m behind bars: lessons from US prisons

EVENT: Join Clive Stafford Smith, John Podmore, and David Jessel  in the third annual Prisoners’ Advice Service/ JusticeGap debate  – hosted by the UCL Centre for Access to Justice. Book now.

The debate – 1.6m behind bars: are there any lessons to learn from the US prison system? – will be chaired by investigative journalist, author and campaigner David Jessel.

Confirmed panelists so far are:

  • Clive Stafford Smith, founder of Reprieve who has spent 25 years working on behalf of defendants facing the death penalty in the US;
  • Hamja Ahsan, brother of Talha Ahsan, detained without trial in the UK for six years before being extradited to the USA in October 2012 – details of the Free Talha Ahsan campaign HERE
  • Dr Sharon Shalev, research fellow Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, author of Supermax: controlling risk through solitary confinement, and www.solitaryconfinement.org;
  • John Podmore, author, criminal justice consultant and former prison governor.

When: Tuesday May 21st, 630pm

Where: Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College of London campus, Gower Street, London

Book: email mary-rachel@thejusticegap.com; or hywel.probert@prisonersadvice.org.uk. We need name; address; organisation & contact number. Tickets are free. Max two tickets.