Former Prison Governor Geoffrey Hughes is an international Prison Expert and is currently the prisons adviser for BBC’s “Eastenders“, “The Coroner” and “Father Brown” ! His speeches are about how he dealt with hostage incidents and concerted indiscipline by prisoners as well as how he managed political influence, media interest and industrial relations. They are eye-opening and peppered with humorous anecdotes !
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Geoffrey Hughes spent over 30 years working in prisons. During his career he was the Governor of Belmarsh top security prison, Cardiff Prison and Drake Hall Prison for women and also served as an inspection team leader for two Chief Inspectors of Prisons, Lord Ramsbotham and Dame Anne Owers. As Governor he was responsible for protecting the public by keeping prisoners in custody and by helping to reduce re-offending.
A highly regarded penal expert, Geoffrey, is now an international prisons expert and has travelled extensively on prison matters in over 25 countries for, amongst others, the European Commission and the Council of Europe.
In his spare time, Geoffrey is an independent member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Gwent, an independent member of the Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner’s Audit Committee and Chairman of Standards Audit Committee for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Geoff is also in demand as a Guest Speaker for a variety of clients including Cunard and P&O
EXAMPLES OF TALKS
BEYOND THE PRISON WALL –THE GOVERNOR’S PERSPECTIVE
An introduction by former Prison Governor Geoff Hughes to how the Prison Service works from arrest, through remand in custody, to sentence, security and needs assessments, sentence planning and preparation for release. A fascinating explanation of a largely unknown world behind the high walls and gates of prisons.
WOMEN IN PRISON
An insight from Geoff Hughes, the former Governor of Drake Hall womens’ prison in Staffordshire, into the experiences of women sentenced to imprisonment and the staff who work with them.
A rare opportunity to see and hear what happens inside Belmarsh Prison in London, the UK’s top security prison, including reminiscences of the former Governor Geoff Hughes.
Former Prison Governor Geoff Hughes explains what we might mean by this.