Scarman lecture: Unlocking the past – from conflict to reform in the Northern Ireland Prison Service

Posted by cws7 at Nov 27, 2015 09:50 AM |
This Scarman Lecture will focus on the challenges of reforming prisons in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

Sue McAllister will deliver the next talk in our series of Scarman lectures.

Sue McAllister

Sue has worked in a variety of roles in prisons in England, including as Governor of HMP Gartree, a prison for adult male life sentenced prisoners, and of HMYOI Onley, which housed juvenile and young adult offenders aged between 15 and 21.

Sue was appointed Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) in July 2012. In this role Sue is the Accounting Officer with responsibility for an operating budget of around £149m and an estate comprising three prison establishments, a Prison Service College and Prison Service Headquarters.  She provides leadership to around 1960 staff.  In 2014, Sue also assumed responsibility for the Youth Justice Agency as Director of a newly formed Reducing Offending Directorate.

Scarman Lecture

During her lecture, entitled ‘Unlocking the past – from conflict to reform in the Northern Ireland Prison Service’, Sue will discuss the successes and challenges of reforming prisons in a post-conflict Northern Ireland.

The discussion will be delivered from the perspective of an operational prison practitioner, emphasising the politically charged and high profile environment within which NI Prisons operate.

The lecture will take place on 2 December 2015 at 5.15pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

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