Sonia Walsh

CSA19 - Sonia Walsh

Sonia Walsh has been in the prison service for over 30 years, during which she has worked at a variety of establishments, including Whitemoor High Security prison. Her first Governor appointment was at HMP Warren Hill where, under her leadership, it successfully embedded the ‘progression regime’ for Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) and long-serving prisoners that were stuck in the system.

Whilst at HMP Warren Hill, Sonia introduced drama, parkrun and music as part of the prisoners’ community, which contributed towards an 80% success rate at parole boards. In January 2019, Sonia left Warren Hill to take up the Governor post at HMP Wayland.