The media spokesperson for Prisons Org UK is Mark Leech

For the last 20 years he has been the Editor of The Prisons Handbook, the definitive 1200-page annual reference book on the prison system of England and Wales. Mark is also Editor of the award-winning national monthly prisons newspaper Converse and his latest publication The Cell Companion 2018

Mark is a member of the NUJ and writes regularly for the national press, appearing frequently on Sky News, BBC News, and the Jeremy Vine programme on BBC Radio 2 as a prisons expert.

Recent articles

Mark’s Latest Media Articles & Video Blogs

WHAT DO WE WANT OUR PRISONS TO DO?(Guardian 22.1.2018)

VOTES FOR PRISONERS: In A Democracy Everybody Counts

PRISONS INSPECTORATE: A Laughing Stock

FIRE SAFETY SHOCK:  The Full Shocking Story

Mark’s UK PA Andy Simpson: +44 (0)7836 717021

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