OUR NEXT ONLINE SEMINAR – Mental Health Issues and Parole Boards 22 June 2021

Date And Time

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

16:00 – 18:00 BST

About this Event:

The high level of mental health problems among prisoners has been widely acknowledged and can present significant challenges for those tasked with making decisions about discretionary release. However the relationship between mental health and parole remains relatively unexplored.

This seminar will draw upon research that has explored aspects of this relationship from the perspectives of those involved in or affected by the parole process including professionals, family members and prisoners themselves.

Please note that this is a free online event on the Zoom platform.

To register for this free event please visit the booking page here.

As a charity we welcome any donation however small – please visit our donation page at Donate – Crime In Mind.


16.00 Introduction:

  • Panel One:  Parole Board perspectives – Chaired by Gill McIvor
    • 16.15Dr John O’Grady (English/Welsh Parole Board)
    • 16.30Dr Karen Richard and Dr Lynn Kelly (Scottish Parole Board)
    • 16.45  – Questions and Discussion
  • Panel Two:  Wider perspectives – Chaired by Professor Nicola Padfield (Professor of Criminal and Penal Justice, University of Cambridge)
  • 17.05 Dr Mia Harris (Prison Reform Trust)
    • 17.20 Dr Harry Annison (Associate Professor in Criminal Law and Criminology at Southampton Law School)
      • and Dr Christina Straub (Qualitative researcher in the fields of prison research, ethnography and cultural anthropology, Durham University)
    • 17.35Questions and Discussion
  • 18.00 Close