Frances Crook

Frances Crook

Frances is chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform. She is responsible for research programmes and campaigns to raise public concern about suicides in prison, the over-use of custody and poor conditions in prison, young people in trouble and mothers in prison.

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Lessons to be learned

The Harris Review report reveals some harrowing truths about life for young people in prison, as Stephen Cragg QC reports, with comment from Frances Crook

At the beginning of 2014, I was appointed to the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody, providing independent advice to the government on deaths in prisons, police stations, immigration detention centres, mental hospitals and anywhere else where the state deprived people of their liberty.

24 August 2015
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