Prison Technology Salon

07 October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Central London

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • October 07, 2015
  • Central London
  •  London

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, Professor Cynthia McDougall OBE, of York University, and from the prison service side Grahame Hawkings, Governor HMP/YOI, 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.

See more at DL London: Prison Technology Salon