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News | 30.11.2016

Howard League: NOMS Chief Executive to speak at Howard League Public Meeting

The Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), Michael Spurr, will be the guest speaker at a Public Meeting held by the Howard League for Penal Reform tomorrow (Wednesday 30 November).

Michael Spurr, who has led NOMS since 2010, began his civil service career as a prison officer at Leeds prison in 1983. His career has also included spells as a governing governor at three prisons – Aylesbury, Wayland and Norwich.

The speech will round off a busy day of Howard League events, including the charity’s Annual General Meeting, the Policing the Community conference, and the presentation of the Howard League Community Awards 2016.

The Howard League Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at The King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN.

The event will begin at 7pm with a presentation to winners of the Howard League’s John Sunley Prize, which recognises Masters students who have written outstanding research dissertations that further the cause of penal reform.

Michael Spurr’s speech is scheduled to begin at 7.10pm.

Journalists wishing to attend should email

Notes to editors

  • The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the world. It is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
  • More details about the Howard League AGM and Public Meeting can be found on the charity’s website at:
  • More information about the John Sunley Prize can be found on the Howard League website at:



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