PAS Annual Debate – 18 May

Prisoners’ Advice Service celebrates its

25th Anniversary!

As we celebrate the first 25 years of PAS, Prisoners’ Advice Service invites you to our sixth annual panel discussion:

“Discrimination undisclosed: transgender, travellers and older prisoners”

Transgender, traveller and older prisoners are amongst the most vulnerable in the prison population. Transgender prisoners often face additional challenges compared to other prisoners, including ill-treatment and violence at the hands of fellow inmates.  The national prison population is ageing at a rapid rate, and those over 60 are the fastest growing group due to longer sentences. Travellers are traditionally labelled as difficult to reach, with poor literacy skills hindering them from progression. How can we ensure the human rights of these three groups are adequately protected?

Chair: Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers
Alma Hageman, Project Worker, HMP Eastwood Park, Resettlement and Care for Older Ex-offenders and Prisoners
Dr Sarah Lamble, Senior Lecturer in Law, Birkbeck School of Law
Geraldine Scullion, Head of the Equality & Social Justice Unit, Traveller Movement
Dr Hazel Wardrop, Research Manager, Equality and Human Rights Commission

When: Wednesday 18 May, 6pm-9pm. Drinks will be served during the evening.

Where: Linklaters auditorium, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ

RSVP: To get your free ticket(s), please email
Tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of two per person. If you book and subsequently cannot attend, please notify us so we can re-allocate your place.

About us: The Prisoners’ Advice Service is an independent registered charity providing free legal advice and information to prisoners on their rights. We do not accept statutory grant funding from Government departments as this may affect our independence.  We have been advising prisoners for a quarter of a century since our foundation in 1991.

Thank you: We are most grateful to Linklaters LLP for their kind support of this event.