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Inquiry status: initial written submission deadline has passed, but the Committee continues to accept through the online submission form.
Written submissions to the inquiry should be submitted online:
If you are considering submitting written evidence please read the following guideline
This is the Committee's first major inquiry on prison planning and policies of this Parliament and the current Government's programme of reforms and efficiency savings.
The inquiry does not consider the circumstances in which offenders should be sentenced to custody. The relationship between sentencing, prison policy and crime reduction has been considered by the Committee in other contexts, including in its current inquiry into Crime reduction: a coordinated approach?
The Justice Committee takes further evidence on prisons: planning and policies
The Justice Committee hears further evidence on Prisons: Planning and Policies
The Justice Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 9 September
The Justice has decided to hold a major inquiry on prison and policies
No business announced
Evidence given by Kevin Lockyer, consultant, former regional director for National Offender Management Service (NOMS), John Podmore, consultant, former Prison Governor, Phil Wheatley CB, consultant, former Director of NOMS, Professor Yvonne Jewkes, University of Leicester, Dr Kimmett Edgar, Prison Reform Trust, Andrew Neilson, Howard League for Penal Reform and Imtiaz Amin, Zahid Mubarek Trust
Evidence given by Paula Harriott, Head of Programme, User Voice, Angela Levin, former Chair of HMP Wormwood Scrubs Independent Monitoring Board, Jonathan Robinson, former prisoner, and Deborah Russo, Prisoners’ Advice Service
The Ministry of Justice works to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.
The National Offender Management Service is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice. Their role is to commission and provide offender services in the community and in custody in England and Wales, ensuring best value for money from public resources.