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Ageing prison population

Inquiry

This inquiry looked at the impact on the prison system of an ageing prison population.

Older prisoners are the fastest growing group in prisons and they have specific needs. We explored what these needs are and how they are catered for by the prison system. We also looked at the impact of coronavirus on older prisoners.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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5th Report - Ageing prison population
Inquiry Ageing prison population
HC 304
Report
Response to this report
6th Special Report - Ageing prison population: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report
HC 976
Special Report
6th Special Report - Ageing prison population: Government Response to the Committee’s Fifth Report
Inquiry Ageing prison population
HC 976
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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12 May 2020
Inquiry Ageing prison population
Witnesses Steve Bradford (Prison Group Director for the Women's Estate at HM Prison and Probation Service), Graham Beck (Governor at HMP Wymott), Alan Cropper (Lead Manager for work with older prisoners at HMP Wymott), Lucy Frazer QC MP (Minister of State for Justice at Ministry of Justice), Dr Jo Farrar (Chief Executive at HM Prison and Probation Service), and Kate Davies CBE (Director of Health and Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Referral Centres at NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Oral Evidence
21 April 2020
Inquiry Ageing prison population
Witnesses Paul Grainge (Chief Officer at RECOOP), Emily McCarron (Equality and Human Rights Policy Manager at Age UK), Professor Jennifer Shaw (Academic Lead at Offender Health Research Network), Peter Clarke (Chief Inspector at HM Inspectorate of Prisons), Dr Rosie Benneyworth (Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care at Care Quality Commission), Jan Fooks-Bale (Inspection Manager (Health & Justice) at Care Quality Commission), and Dame Anne Owers (National Chair at Independent Monitoring Boards)
Oral Evidence

Written evidence

No written evidence published.

Contact us

  • Email: justicecom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 6684 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 3051 (media enquiries)
  • Address: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA