John Illingsworth

Director of North West Prisons
@ Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS)

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  • Bio

John Illingsworth has worked in prisons since 1984 with a 5 year break to pursue Christian ministry before returning in 2009. He has been Governor in charge of four prisons (Lancaster Castle, Garth, Liverpool and Wymott) and has been working in his current post since September 2016.

He aims to inspire others to give of their best and to engender hope for staff, partners, colleagues and prisoners. He is committed to improving safety and security with a clear focus on rehabilitation.

There are well documented pressures, but John sees the reform agenda as a positive opportunity for change.

  • My Previous Events

  • Prison Safety and Reform: Restoring Stability, Transforming Lives

    • 27-06-2017
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester