Digital Prisons and Technology Salon

25 November @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Edinburgh

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • November 25, 2015
  • Edinburgh
  •  Scotland

Technology in prisons has the possibility to transform the prison service and prisoner outcomes as well as driving efficiencies across the whole service. Technology has so far been introduced into private sector run prisons and immigration centres, and also into three public run prisons.

This series of Salons will present the world’s first academic research into the effect of self-service technology, looking specifically at the impact of introducing prisoner kiosks and in-cell devices in custodial environments for both prisoners and prison staff.

Led by our discussants including, Professor Cynthia McDougall OBE of York University and Andrew Hill of HMP Kilmarnock, we will consider the results of this investigation, offering Salon participants an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the findings around the table including:

  • debating the findings of the research
  • considering the possible impacts technology has on prisoners and prison officers
  • look at potential barriers to its wider implementation

This Salon will be of interest to those in the justice sector, groups working with prisoners and ex-offenders, and technologists interested in the justice sector.  The Salon will be followed by networking with a glass of wine.  Places are limited so please register to avoid disappointment.