Paul is the Deputy Governor at HMP Huntercombe in Oxfordshire and Deputy Editor of the Prison Service Journal.

HMP Huntercombe is one of only two prisons exclusively holding foreign national offenders, having been converted from an internment camp shortly after world war two.

Paul has worked in the prison service for 15 years. Starting as a prison officer at HMP Bristol, he has progressed to management roles at HMP Shepton Mallet, HMP Dorchester, HMYOI Portland, HMP Gloucester and HMYOI Feltham, in addition to regional and headquarters posts. He has been an editorial board member of the Prison Service Journal since 2008 and Deputy Editor since 2014. Paul has written numerous articles and reviews and edited special editions of the Prison Service Journal covering areas such as: the impact of closing prisons, young people in custody and offender mentoring. A psychology graduate, Paul holds an MBA from the University of Leicester and recently received his Master’s degree in Applied Penology from the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge.


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