Marianne Vollan is Director General of the Directorate of the Norwegian Correctional Service, a position she has held since 2009. Prior to that she was Head of the Penal Law Section in the Department of Legislation, Ministry of Justice. Vollan currently is Vice President of The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris). She is a lawyer by profession and has also worked as a judge in the Court of Appeal. Marianne frequently lectures both nationally and internationally. She has previously been invited to speak by organisations such as EuroPris, The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and Council of Europe. She has also participated in both national and international debates on correctional services. Marianne is the author of a book on compensation to the victims of sexual offences, and she has also published an article on preventive detention.