Max Harris is a writer based in Oxford and is currently an Examination Fellow at All Souls College in Oxford. He worked on prison issues in New Zealand and then helped to set up ‘JustSpeak’, a criminal justice advocacy organisation centred on young people, which he co-chaired from 2011-2012. He has also been involved with a range of campaigning and activist work, including in criminal justice, climate change, and anti-racism movements. Since moving to the UK in 2012, he has continued to write and speak on mass incarceration, and in April helped to organise a conference in Oxford, on the subject ‘Beyond the Prison’. Max received his LLB with honors at the University of Auckland and subsequently clerked for the Chief Justice of New Zealand.

  • Speaker Max Harris
  • Talk Title Escaping prison: why decarceration should be a movement for our time
  • Category 2016 Speaker