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Season 2, Episode 8: The digital revolution in our prisons

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In the Catch22Minutes podcast, we delve into some of today’s major social challenges. We speak to frontline experts, industry leaders and young people, in pursuit of ideas for reforming public services.

The second season focused on the UK’s justice sector and was presented by Catch22’s former Communications and Marketing Manager, Josie Cochrane. From developing restorative justice to reducing the impact of court delays, this series was focused on solutions which could impact every aspect of the justice sector.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of technology across the justice sector. From videoconferencing to virtual court hearing, tech is an opportunity to revolutionise the way we treat people within the justice system. But it brings new challenges – protecting data, the costs of technology and keeping it up to date and building the capability of an entire sector.

To discuss this and more in today’s episode, we are joined by James Levy, Business Development Director at Socrates360, and Jim Taylor, Programmes Director at Code4000. Socrates 360 are developers of technology, supporting staff in both prisons and the community. Code4000 trains prisoners to become software developers, and then supports them into launching their careers on release, minimising reoffending.

Our panellists

James Levy

Jim Taylor