A prison reform NGO will organize movie nights

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Howard League Scotland has announced a series of film nights over the winter and early spring to raise and discuss important criminal policy issues.

The penal reform organization chose films available on popular streaming platforms such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer or YouTube. Individuals will watch the films at their own pace, then join the events to discuss the films with special guests.

The first event, on Wednesday, December 7 from 8 to 9 p.m., will deal White Bearan episode of the television series black mirrorwith Jamie Bennett.

Mr Bennett has experience working in prisons in England and Wales at senior levels, both as Governor and in National Strategy at HMPPS. He is currently Strategy Director of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. He has also written extensively on prisons, including prison films, and edits the Prison Service Journal.

A Howard League Scotland spokesperson said: “Films and TV shows often vividly raise important questions about sentencing and prisons. This short series of movie nights on relevant topics aims to promote awareness of these difficult issues and provoke engaging discussions about how they can be solved, all in a relaxed and informal setting.

Tickets for the first event are available by clicking here. For more information visit the Howard League Scotland website.

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