Interview with Chairman of the Parole Board, Sir David Calvert Smith
In the latest podcast, I talk to the Chairman of the Parole Board for England and Wales. (There is a separate Parole Board for Scotland). The Parole Board is an independent body that carries out risk assessments on prisoners to determine whether they can be safely released into the community.
In the interview, we discuss when and why the Board was created, how its functions have developed over the years, and its current work.
You can find out more about the work of the Parole Board by going to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/parole-board
You can listen to Sir David Calvert Smith by going to http://global.oup.com/uk/orc/law/els/partington14_15/student/podcasts/Calvert-Smith.mp3