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Parole Review Committeedeciding who is safe for release from prison

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All the info

In brief…

The Parole Review Committee is the independent body that makes decisions about:

  • whether prisoners are safe to be released early from prison, under strict supervision
  • whether those released on parole need to be returned to prison if they do not comply.

The Committee is made up of nine members, including the Chair.  Decisions are made by four members drawn from the Committee.

From time to time, the Committee for Home Affairs advertises for new members to replace people who have stood down.

You don’t need any formal qualifications. You are appointed for the qualities and experience you bring from your own life. There is a comprehensive training programme.

The time commitment is two or three afternoons a month. The work is flexible, and you can arrange it to fit around your life. Meetings are scheduled five months in advance and you receive the paperwork two weeks in advance of the meeting.

There’s much more…

To read about the Parole Review Committee in detail, click the ‘download info as pdf’ button below.  Or change over to a laptop or tablet.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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