John Podmore

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"John Podmore worked in the Prison Service for 25 years and governed three prisons – Belmarsh, Swaleside and Brixton. He spent three years as an inspector of prisons and carried out consultancy for the Australian and Mauritian prison services. He worked in a number of roles in prison service, latterly as the Head of the Anti-corruption Unit. He left the service in March 2011 receiving an award from the High Sheriff of Greater London for outstanding work in criminal justice in London. John now works as an writer, freelance consultant and broadcaster and is also a trustee of the Longford Trust, Chair of the Longford Prize Panel and on the steering group of the PEN Readers and Writers programme. In July 2008 he was elected as a Fellow of the RSA and is a member of the Homicide Review Advisory Group."[1]


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  1. Pilgrim Trust Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 16, 2013.