John Sutherland and Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Criminal Justice - is it a crime?

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Sat 16th May 2020 Start Time: 10:00 am End Time: 11:00 am

Baillie Gifford Auditorium, Stratford Play House


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Over-crowded prisons, drugs attacks on prison officers and rife re-offending. Is ‘putting people away’ the best answer, or is there another route to encourage people not to offend or re-offend? We talk to John Sutherland who, for the best part of 25 years, served as a Metropolitan Police Officer and, over the course of his career, was awarded several commendations working in seven different London boroughs. Smriti Prasadam-Halls is a bestselling children’s author who works with the Stratford Literary Festival teaching prisoners to write bedtime stories for their children.

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