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Prison Reform Now and Then: Celebrating the Role of Women in Leading Prison Reform

In 1819, Elizabeth Fry completed a series of visits to English prisons, declaring them “nurseries of crime” and calling for reform. She – alongside contemporaries such as Mary Carpenter – were intent on improving prison conditions the treatment of men, women and children, influencing an emerging legislative agenda and developing new facilities. 200 years later, prison reform continues, for men, women and children.

This event brings together the women from within the prison service and the academy to celebrate their contributions to prison reform and to inspire others to do the same.

On Friday 8th March, the LPRN celebrate International Women's Day with a number of presentations from high-profile female speakers working within the prison and academic sectors. Throughout the week, the University of Leicester will be running numerous activities, workshops, and other events to recognise female achievement. You can keep up to date here: https://le.ac.uk/iwd

This event is free to attend and lunch and afternoon drinks reception is provided! For more information or to join our mailing list, and to note any dietary requirements, please contact Georgie at prisons.research@le.ac.uk

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