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Dame Anne Elizabeth Owers (née Spark) (1947-), Campaigner, administrator and policy advisor; HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Sitter in 1 portrait
Owers held the post of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (2001-10), where she spoke out against prison overcrowding and restraint techniques. She was previously the director of the law reform organisation Justice (1992-2001), and helped to establish the Criminal Cases Review Commission to investigate possible miscarriages of justice.

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Dame Anne Elizabeth Owers (née Spark)

by Diarmuid Kelley
oil on canvas, 2010
On display in Room 38a at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6898