The Brief is a legal show, broadcast into prison cells in England and Wales on National Prison Radio. It is a chance for listeners to get their legal questions answered, with subjects ranging from parole, to lost property and appeals.
It is hosted by Hilary Ineomo-Marcus, who has served a prison sentence, and solicitor and prison law expert Claire Salama. Funded by The Law Society. For more information about National Prison Radio visit www.prison.radio and to donate visit www.justgiving.com/prisonradioassociation
The IEP System - Episode 23
The Incentives and Earned Privileges system (IEP) affects everyone in prison, and for this final episode of The Brief, solicitor and prison law expert Claire Salama talks us through how it works. What positive behaviour do you need to display to progress through the system?
Cell Searches - Episode 22
Why do cell searches happen, and is there a procedure which should be followed? Solicitor and prison law expert Claire Salama talks us through the different levels of searches and what should be involved in a cell spin.
Getting Your D-Cat - Episode 21
The prison categorisation system can be confusing, so on this week’s The Brief, solicitor and prison law expert Claire Salama talks us through how it all works, and what it takes to get to D-Cat (open prison).
Mental Health - Episode 20
To mark Mental Health Week 2019, we explore what support should be available for prisoners with mental health issues. Plus, solicitor and prison law expert Claire Salama takes us through the basics of Parole.
Older People in Prison - Episode 19
The percentage of people in prison aged over 50 has increased by 150% since 2002, making this the fastest growing demographic group in the prison estate. On this week’s The Brief, solicitor and prison law expert Claire Salama explains what prison rules apply to older people in prison.
Adjudications - Episode 18
Adjudications can get you extra days on your prison sentence. So what are they, what behaviour can lead to them, and who decides the outcome? Solicitor and prison law expert Claire Salama gives us the low down