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September 2020

Women behind bars

September 25, 2020 @ 12:30 - 13:30

Cambridge Women in Law explore what keeps women needlessly trapped in the criminal justice system Open to: Alumni and guests Theme: Humanities, Social sciences This webinar will explore some of the barriers faced by women stuck within the criminal justice system: barriers which lead some to find themselves in a revolving door of prison admissions, others to lose their homes and their children, and many to fail in attempts to overturn unfair convictions and unfair sentences. Join Professor Loraine Gelsthrope, Professor of…

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October 2020

In Conversation with Rory Stewart: Is there hope for our prisons?

October 19, 2020 @ 18:00 - 19:00

Never have prisons faced more challenges. Overcrowding, violence, underfunding, now with the uncertainties of a pandemic. Decency, rehabilitation and prison reform were priorities championed by former Prisons Minister Rory Stewart. Now out of post and politics, it’s a golden opportunity to ask what he thinks now. This is a free event, but if you would like to make a donation to Spark Inside, to support its delivery of life coaching in prisons, you can do so here

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November 2020

AMIMB Webinars

November 2, 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Invitation to IMB members nationwide to hear about and join AMIMB! We are a charity supporting and representing members of IMBs in all aspects of their monitoring work - independently of the MOJ and HMPPS. We are also a membership organisation meaning we depend on members volunteering to help deliver services and activities (see amimb.org.uk for examples). Some of you may have heard about us from national training courses; others may have friends and colleagues who are members and have…

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Howard League In Conversation

November 17, 2020 @ 16:00 - 16:45

Howard League In conversation Peter Clarke CVO OBE QPM, Former Chief Inspector of Prisons Tuesday 17 November 2020, 4–4.45pm In the third of a series of Howard League In Conversation events Frances Crook, CEO of the Howard League for Penal Reform will be talking to Peter Clarke CVO OBE QPM at his first public appearance since stepping down from his role as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons at the of October 2020. This event will be held on line.…

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December 2020


December 2, 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Dear Members, My thanks to members who have already signed up for  AMIMB’s workshop and AGM on the 2nd December at 10 o’clock. It is not too late for other members to email info@amimb.org.uk to apply for the code to join us. The last day for applying is Friday  27 November and the code will be sent to you by he end of November. The guest speaker at the workshop will be Professor Nick Hardwick, a former Chief Inspector of Prisons, and…

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The Future of ‘Parole’

December 8, 2020 @ 17:00 - December 9, 2020 @ 19:00

The Parole Board, together with the Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice and the Institute of Criminology of the University of Cambridge, invite you to join them for two webinars on The Future of ‘Parole’. The Government has now published more details of its long-awaited “root and branch” review of the parole system. The Consultation “on making some parole hearings open to victims of crime and the wider public” published this week https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/root-and-branch- review-of-the-parole-system acknowledged that “the question of whether to…

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March 2021

A Justice System Fit for the Future: Leaving Prison, Reoffending & COVID-19

March 4, 2021 @ 15:30 - 17:00

A virtual panel event, hosted by Nacro, with the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon David Lammy MP. About this Event On Thursday 4th March, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, we will be hosting a virtual panel event, with the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon David Lammy MP. This event serves as a follow-up to our 2020 “A Justice System Fit for the Future”, in which Lord Chancellor and…

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COVID-19 in prisons: strategies for preventing infection and death

March 17, 2021 @ 09:30 - 11:00

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, no environment looked riper for explosive outbreaks than prisons. Cramped, crowded, insanitary, full of people with conditions that make them more susceptible to developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, and with high levels of staff and prisoner churn, many feared for the worst. In England and Wales, fewer prisoners died in the first wave than many had feared. It could have been a lot worse. But could it have been a lot better? In this webinar…

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AMIMB in conversation with Peter Clarke

March 25, 2021 @ 10:00 - 11:30

For our first online webinar of 2021, we are delighted to announce that Peter Clarke has agreed to talk to AMIMB and answer questions at 10am on Thursday 25 March. The event would end at approximately 11am. Peter Clarke was HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for nearly 5 years, until November 2020. His term of office was marked by the introduction of the Urgent Notification procedure and Independent Reviews of Progress, to follow up where full inspections had revealed serious…

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June 2021

‘Women Who Kill’: Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice / Centre for Women’s Justice Webinar

June 23, 2021 @ 17:00 - 18:00

This webinar will explore the ground-breaking research published by Centre for Women’s Justice earlier this year and discuss the urgent need for reforms which it highlights. The research examines why women kill abusive partners and the many ways they are failed by the criminal justice system - from the failures to protect women from abuse in the first place, through to the unjust punishment of women whose actions are motivated by self preservation. The research authors will discuss the report’s…

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