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Martin Jones

The Parole Board for England & Wales (Confirmed)

Martin has been Chief Executive of the Parole Board since 2015. Prior to 2015 Martin had spent over twenty years in a range of senior operational and policy roles in the justice system, including: the HMCTS response to the public disorder in 2011; and as head of sentencing policy implementing LASPO 2012 and other changes to sentencing law.    The Parole is independent body that makes 25,000 decisions each year about the liberty of those serving sentences for the most serious sexual or violent crimes. Martin will talk about how he has used his 25 years of experience of policy and delivery in the justice system in leading the Parole Board through challenging times and the lessons learned during that journey. He will also touch on how the Parole Board works and makes its decisions.