HMP Birmingham Prison Council
We have been commissioned by G4S to start up a new Prison Council in HMP Birmingham.
As the first prison in the UK to have moved from the public to private sector, it will pose unique challenges. However, our model is flexible and we hope to emulate the success of our Prison Councils at HMPs Isle of Wight, Maidstone, Rye Hill and Wolds.
The first elections in HMP Birmingham took place on the 20th September 2012. The election video below shows the process of the elections and the opinions of some who took part.
The results of the election were as follows:
853 Votes were counted with:
- Common Sense Party receiving 222 votes (26%)
- Make a Change Party receiving 414 votes (49%)
- Prison Progress Party receiving 211 votes (25%)
This result means that the seat allocation is as follows:
- Common Sense Party won 4 seats
- Make a Change Party won 7 seats
- Prison Progress Party won 4 seats