Vicky Pryce in conversation with BBC TV presenter Simon Hall
- 29 Sep 2014
- 18:00 -19:00
- Appledore Book Festival, St Mary's Church
Prisonomics – Behind Bars in Britain’s Failing Prisons
In March 2013, economist Vicky Pryce was sentenced to eight months in prison for accepting her ex-husband, former MP Chris Huhne’s penalty points on her driving licence some ten years earlier. After a very public trial, she was sent first to Holloway and then to East Sutton Park prison near Maidstone. There she kept a diary, the result being Prisonomics, which provides a compelling analysis of the cost to the economy, as well as the human cost, of keeping women in prison. It examines both the human and financial cost of children having to go into care, family breakdown, education and the difficulty of finding employment once women are released from jail, and offers viable, cost effective alternatives to prison. Tonight Vicky will be talking candidly about her experience to BBC television presenter Simon Hall.
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