Graham Barker, together with Richard Venables, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, and Ruth Farwell, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, visited Spring Hill and Grendon Prisons in Buckinghamshire.
They met the Governor, Jamie Bennett, and toured the Spring Hill site and Grendon Prison. They met residents of Grendon who talked about the programme of rehabilitation that is uniquely offered by the prison. Each wing of the prison forms a democratic, therapeutic community which promote positive relationships, personal responsibility and social inclusion. There is a significantly lower rate of reoffending amongst those who have completed the extensive and very successful programme.