Interviews with the PRI Board
David Daubney - Chairperson
(2012) PRI interviews David Daubney, Chairperson of PRI's Board. David has recently retired as General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy and Coordinator of the Sentencing Reform Team, in the Policy Sector of Justice Canada. He was previously a member of the Canadian parliament where he chaired the Standing Committee on Justice. He also chaired the United Nations Experts Group on Restorative Justice which drafted the Declaration of Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative
Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters.
In this interview David discusses what began his interest in penal reform issues and Canada's positive and negative record of criminal justice reforms.
Juliet Lyon - Secretary-General
(2012) PRI interviews Juliet Lyon, Secretary General of PRI and Director of the leading UK prison reform charity, the Prison Reform Trust.
In this interview Juliet discusses what began her interest in penal reform issues, why she joined the board of PRI and how the experience of penal reform in the UK can influence and help reform worldwide.
Olawale Fapohunda - Deputy Secretary General
(2012) PRI interviews one of Nigeria's leading experts on penal reform, Olawale Fapohunda. Olawale is Deputy Secretary General of PRI, Managing Partner of Legal Resources Consortium based in Lagos and was recently appointed Vice-Chairman of Nigeria’s National Committee on Torture and Commissioner in their National Human Rights Commission..
In this interview Olawale discusses the obstacles to penal reform in Nigeria as well as the pressing issue of remand prisoners in the country.
Maria Eugenia Hofer
PRI Board Member Maria Eugenia Hofer is interviewed on the Chilean current affairs programme Conectados on prison conditions in Chile and other Latin American countries and on the advantages of alternatives to imprisonment.
Please note that this video is only available in Spanish. Ms Hofer also launched the Spanish language version of Making law and policy that work at the School of Law at the Universidad Major in Santiago, Chile. Click here to watch the presentation.
Justice Imman Ali
Justice Imman Ali is a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He has a particular interest in justice for children and women and has delivered a number of judgments dealing with legal and social aspects concerning children, their trial, detention and education.
In this interview, he discusses problems facing children in the criminal justice system in Bangladesh, legislative developments concerning children and the law, and his recent work on outlawing corporal punishment in educational establishments.