Seminar on Prison System in UK @ Global Justice Academy [April 26]: Registrations open

Global Justice Academy is organising a seminar on Prison system in UK and dealt with the topic ‘In a UK Prison System in Crisis, is Scotland Imprisoning Differently?’ and will be based on the documentary Injustice. This event will held on April 26.

Programme:

The recent release of the documentary Injustice gave the perfect momentum to gather and question our prison system. Prison is now a normal and accepted system for most of us. But is our current process of detention really fulfilling its assumed purpose?

The event will start with the screening of the widely praised documentary, which will be followed by a panel discussion focused on the Scottish case.

This evening will be the opportunity for the audience to enhance their knowledge on the current issues found in the British and local prisons.

Students, professionals, as well as members of the local community are all welcome to attend and engage in a discussion that directly or indirectly affects all of us.

 Injustice:

2016-17 saw the worst prison riots in decades. Across the country the prisons estate exploded as campaigners and prisoners warned. The flames of the riots cast a light on the so-called prison crisis. Look hard and you’ll see it’s not that prisons are in crisis, prisons are the crisis.

Made by a convict during a period of conviction, poverty and homelessness, Injustice investigates the crisis, and delves into the world of prisons, crime and the judicial system.

Ex-prisoners, activists, criminologists and even prison governors tell us who the prisoners are and why people go inside.

We hear from campaigners of people being imprisoned for crimes they didn’t do, prisoners and guards tell us of the brutality of life inside, there are 40,000 assaults and 16,000 incidents of self-harm a year, out of a population of 80,000!

Campaigners speak out on the shambles that is the criminal justice system, and prisoner families tell us of the torture of having a loved on inside. Injustice asks what are prisons supposed to do and what they do actually do.

Injustice, called an “astonishing piece of work” by former prison inspector Faith Spear, ultimately asks: if it doesn’t work, what’s the point of prison?

Speakers:

  • Unsound Robin – Director of Injustice
  • Prof Richard Sparks – Vice Convenor of Howard League Scotland
  • Tom Halpin – Chief Executive of SACRO
  • Pete White – Chief Executive of Positive Prison? Positive Futures

Date and Time:

April 26; 6 pm-8:30 pm

Registration Details:

This event is free and open to all but registration is required.

To register, click here.

Contact Details:

Please direct all enquiries to the event organiser:

Coline Constantin –  [email protected]

For Official Website, click here.
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