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Prison and Punishment in the Dickens Age

London, England • November 3, 2014

Join one of our 'charities of the year' for a 'one time only' evening with author Lucinda Hawksley, who appeared in ITV’s ‘Secrets From the Clink’, the series where celebrities discovered the crime...

Monday, November 3, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST

Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London, England W1U 2RL
GB

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Join one of our 'charities of the year' for a 'one time only' evening with author Lucinda Hawksley, who appeared in ITV’s ‘Secrets From the Clink’, the series where celebrities discovered the crimes their ancestors committed dating back to the Victorian Era and the punishments they received.

Lucinda will captivate us with accounts of prison and punishment in 19th-century London, and share the effect crime had on the life and works of her great great great grandfather, Charles Dickens.

She will explore how the prison system worked, the types of people most likely to find themselves falling foul of the law in Queen Victoria’s Britain, and the ways in which prisons and prisoners were viewed by the general public.

Her talk will be followed by a discussion with panellists including Roma Hooper, founder of Make Justice Work (a campaign to boost public support for a change in how Britain deals with minor offenders – a switch from expensive and futile short prison terms to intensive and effective sanctions, delivered in the community), and chaired by Yvonne Roberts, Chief Leader Writer for The Observer.

A wine reception will follow.

Tickets are £30 each.

Payment methods -

BACS transfer to Spark Inside: Sort Code: 40-52-40, A/C Number: 00023562

A cheque payable to ‘Spark Inside’ posted to Spark Inside, Suite 128, 15-17 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX

Online at http://prison-and-punishment.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information and any questions, please contact Nicole Berg - events@sparkinside.org

Spark Inside is an innovative new charity supporting young people in the criminal justice system to proactively create fulfilling and productive futures, through life coaching. An independent evaluation of Spark  Inside's pilot with 8 teenage boys nearing release from Young Offenders  Institutions Feltham and Cookham Wood found that only one client had  reoffended, one year post-release, relative to a 70% national average.  This year, Spark Inside aims to coach over 200 young people in prison in Greater London and the South East.



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