Transforming Lives: a talk by Jamie Bennett, Governor of HMP Long Lartin

28 Mar 2019

On Thursday 28 March, Governor of HMP Long Lartin Dr Jamie Bennett will be giving a talk on the transformational potential of prison education, in aid of Prisoners' Education Trust.

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Jamie Bennett Jamie has worked in prisons since 1996 and held a number of senior positions. He is currently Governor of HMP Long Lartin, is editor of the Prison Services Journal and has produced five books on prisons.

Previously, Jamie worked in HMP Grendon which is a unique establishment, being the only prison to operate entirely as a series of therapeutic communities. The work of Grendon has an international reputation in providing effective interventions for men who have committed serious offences and have personality disorders. Jamie also served as governor of HMP Springhill, an innovative open prison which helps men to prepare for their release and resettle into the community.

Jamie is editor of the Prison Service Journal and has published over 100 articles and reviews covering topics including: prisons and the media, social inequality and imprisonment, and the development of managerialism. He has produced three books: Understanding Prison Staff (ed with Ben Crewe and Azrini Wahidin Willan 2008), Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment (ed with Yvonne Jewkes Willan 2008) and The Prisoner (ed with Ben Crewe Routledge 2011). He is currently completing a PhD thesis entitled: The Working Lives of Prison Managers: An Exploration of Agency and Structure in the Late Modern Prison.

The event takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday 28 March at:

Wimbledon Synagogue, 1 Queensmere Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5QD

Tickets cost £20 (£5 for students), including wine and light refreshments.

Come along to hear how education can change lives. Email events@prisonerseducation.org.uk to book your place.