Segregation units are complex places managing some of the most difficult and vulnerable prisoners. The segregation unit is often regarded as a barometer for how prisons are operating more generally: who ends up there? what are the triggers for prisoners ending up on the seg? how they are treated? can the experience ever be considered rehabilitative? Research has suggested that segregation can negatively impact on mental health and increase the risk of self-harm. The Perrie Lecture 2017 will consider how prisons can best meet these significant challenges, what outcomes can be expected from segregating prisoners and whether better outcomes may be achieved using different approaches which may not include segregation.
The Perrie Lecture is an opportunity for anyone working within the criminal justice system to share good practice, experience and understanding of the challenges of working in and with prisoners in the segregation unit. It is also a chance for those who support staff and prisoners both on and off the segregation units to engage with these debates. The event is aimed at those working in the criminal justice sector but also those from different sectors including mental health, psychology and the voluntary sector. The lecture will also enable researchers and students to understand the current issues faced by practitioners and professionals. This conference will bring together current practitioners, academic researchers and people who have experienced the needs and challenges of prison segregation units.
Chair for the day: Dr Peter Bennett
Presentations will be heard from:
David Lammy MP
Russ Trent - Governor Berwyn
Claudia Sturt - Director, HM Prison & Probation Service
Kimmett Edgar - Prison Reform Trust
Sharon Shalev - University of Oxford
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10.16 | 102 Petty France | London | SW1H 9AJ | 020 3334 6247
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