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Reform of the prison estate examined

13 November 2018

The Justice Committee is holding its sixth evidence session as part of its inquiry into Prison Population 2022: planning for the future.

Purpose of the session

The purpose of this session is to examine the Ministry of Justice's strategy for
i) reform of the prison estate, including digital transformation and
ii) cross-government work to reduce offending, in the context of current and future pressures on the prison system up to 2022, including:

  • update on the prison estate transformation and digital transformation programmes
  • how prisons respond to and seek to rehabilitate
  • the resources and provision available to prevent people going into prison and returning
  • the implementation of the Employment and Education Strategy, the Accommodation Strategy and the Farmer Review


Tuesday 13 November 2018 in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.00am

  • Helen Berresford, Nacro
  • Francesca Cooney, Prisoner Learning Alliance
  • Anne Fox, Clinks
  • Danny Hames, NHS Substance Misuse Providers Alliance

At 10.45am

  • Simon Boddis, Executive Director, Prison Estate Transformation Programme, HM Prison and Probation Service
  • Phil Copple, Executive Director Prisons, HM Prison and Probation Service
  • Tom Read, Director of Digital Transformation, Ministry of Justice

Further information

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