prison break?

in partnership with positive prisons? Positive Futures

14 Aug | 19:30-21:00 | £5       

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL

Panel: Professor Fergus McNeill (Glasgow University), Pete White (Positive Prisons? Positive Futures), Nancy Loucks (Families Outside), Mary Fee (MSP West Scotland)

 

"An overcrowded prison system cannot cope with the number of people it is expected to hold. People are being maimed and dying in unprecedented numbers as a direct consequence? - Peter Dawson, Director of the Prison Reform Trust, 27/ 04/ 2017

As the prison population across the UK continues to increase, we look at whether prisons are the best place to be sending offenders to. Do we imprison too many people? Do custodial sentences strike the right balance between punishment and rehabilitation? If not, what are the other options?  There have been serious calls for the reform of the penal system for some time now. How radical a reform is needed?