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What’s going on in the parole (and prison) system? with Professor Nicola Padfield


Date: 23rd October 2018
Location: Fitzwilliam College Storey's Way Cambridge CB3 0DG


The annual Ormiston Families Lecture

 Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

by kind permission of the Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

“What’s going on in the parole (and prison) system?”

Speakers:  Professor Nicola Padfield – Master, Fitzwilliam college

Nicola Padfield is Master of Fitzwilliam and Professor of Criminal and Penal Justice in the University of Cambridge.  A barrister by training, she sat as a Recorder in the Crown Court for 15 years.  Whilst maintaining a wide academic lens, her recent research has explored how the law on release from, and recall to, prison works in practice, and how it is perceived by offenders. This under-researched area provides an important contribution to our understanding of how ex-offenders can best be supported in their attempts to leave crime behind.  In this lecture, she will discuss this research in the wider context of the current turbulence in both prisons and probation services, arguing the case for a somewhat different and more ‘joined up’ system.

Venue:  Lecture Theatre, Fitzwilliam College

Time:  5.45 for 6 pm followed by drinks and canapés kindly sponsored by
Strutt and Parker

Tickets:  £25 per head

(Numbers limited)

All proceeds to Ormiston Families.

This link explains some of Ormiston’s work with prison families:



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