'Understanding the experience of life imprisonment from young adulthood' - HMPPS Insights22 Festival

  • Wright, S. (Invited speaker)
  • Susie Hulley (Invited speaker)
  • Ben Crewe (Invited speaker)
  • Richard Vince (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Join Richard Vince (Executive Director of Security, HMPPS) and a distinguished panel of academics: Professor Ben Crewe (University of Cambridge); Dr Susie Hulley (University of Cambridge); and Dr Serena Wright (Royal Holloway, University of London) in a discussion about life imprisonment.

The discussion will draw on Richard’s operational and management experience, and the panel’s research involving interviews with almost 150 men and women serving long life sentences from an early age. Attendees will gain an advanced understanding of the experiences of life sentence prisoners including:

•the main problems that they encounter
•the ways they seek to build a life in prison
•their sources of hope and meaning, and
•their feelings about the prison system and the legitimacy of their circumstances

The discussion will reflect on how we can best manage this growing cohort of men and women humanely and effectively.
Period11 May 2022
Event titleInsights22 Festival: HMPPS Insights Festival
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionNational