The body responsible for deciding whether prisoners can be released into the community has no black members, it has been revealed. Caroline Corby, the chair of the Parole Board, has said she fears unconscious bias could be behind the absence of black members and the low number of minority ethnic people. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/09/parole-board-diversity-crisis-black-members
Documents relating to the Parole Boards draft guidance for digital recording and requesting a transcript are now available to APL Members on the APL Members only site. Join the Association of Prison Lawyers here.
Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/appointment-of-12-psychiatrist-and-13-judicial-parole-board-members The Secretary of State has announced the appointment of 25 Parole Board members. Ministers have approved the appointment of 25 (12 psychiatrist and 13 judicial) Parole Board members who will commence their tenures on 1 November 2018 for a period of 3 years. All Parole Board member appointments are subject to security clearance. […]
The Secretary of State has announced today that Caroline Corby has been confirmed as the Chair of the Parole Board. Mrs Corby worked in the city for 13 years specialising in private equity where she also served on a number of private sector boards across a range of industries. In 2007 she joined the Board […]
The Parole Board is moving to new offices over the Bank Holiday weekend (25 -27 August 2018). From Tuesday 28 August 2018, the Parole Board’s address will be: The Parole Board for England & Wales 3rd floor 10 South Colonnade Canary Wharf E14 4PU The Parole Board will share its office space with other Arm’s […]
On 26 July 2018 APL Member firm Swain & Co. have issued a claim for judicial review alleging that the Parole Board is not sufficiently independent to meet the requirements of a court, and seeking an order staying the current Chair recruitment process. Former head of the Parole Board Nick Hardwick provided a witness statement to […]
The MoJ are conducting an online survey following the announcement from the Secretary of State in January 2018 to launch a Review into the law, policy and procedure relating to parole decisions. This is focussed on the following four work strands: the law, policy, guidance and practice relating to challenges to Parole Board decision making the […]
The Parole Board is moving to a new IT platform on 12 March, which means that its phone numbers and email addresses are changing. The new contact details are now available to APL Members via our Members Only Site.