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Risk in Prisons

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The Arrol Adam Lectures were launched this academic year comprising a series of six lectures on different aspects of “Risk”, organised by College President, Dr Michael Potter. The free lectures are aimed at a general audience and are open to the public as well as College members.

The fifth lecture will take place on Thursday 21st February at 6pm in the College auditorium and is entitled “Risk in Prisons”.

The speaker is Phil Wheatley, Director General of HM Prison Service.

Phil Wheatley joined the Prison Service as a Prison Officer in 1969. The following year he was promoted to Assistant Governor. In 1986, having gained experience in high security and local prisons, he became Governor of Hull Prison. In 1990 he was one of the first Area Managers to be appointed and managed a group of prisons in the East Midlands for 2 years before becoming responsible for security policy, population management and capacity planning at Headquarters. He joined the Prisons Board in 1995 in a newly created post as Director of Dispersal Prisons (in charge of the 6 highest security prisons). In 1999 he became Deputy Director General responsible for the operational Service. In 2003 he was appointed Director General.

This talk is part of the Arrol Adam Lecture Series series.

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