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Training and information for lifers at HMP Coldingley

Lisa Burton and Andrew Sperling were invited to attend the Lifer Day at HMP Coldingley to speak to a large audience of prisoners about the help and support legal representatives can provide. They answered questions from individual prisoners about the parole process, legal rights of prisoners, the availability of legal aid, the IPP sentence and offending behaviour programmes.

Staff Blog: Justice Select Committee - Unfinished business from 2015

Prison reform has been one of the casualties of Brexit and the decision by Theresa May to call another general election. The Prisons and Courts Bill was quietly shelved after the election was announced and there is no guarantee that it will be resurrected. The election is likely to lead to a raft of new faces in the Justice Department and will engender a new Justice Select Committee. While the ministerial and committee merry-go-round is spinning around, government and civil service business will grind to a snail’s pace. Prison reform which was described as an urgent priority a few weeks ago, will disappear into the political long grass for the time being. The current Justice Select Committee


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