The High Court today ruled that the prison service was acting within the current law by housing some male prisoners who identify as women in women's prisons.
If you are reading this, you probably already know at least some of the facts about women in prison.
‘Female prisoners must not share the same accommodation as male prisoners’.
In April 2012 the Scottish Government published Commission on Women Offenders, by Dame Elish Angiolini, setting out a series of practical recommendations to help improve the outcomes for women in the criminal justice system.
It is surprising that the conditions for babies in prison have remained unchanged for around 200 years.
It is nearly five years since we published Dangerous associations: Joint enterprise, gangs and racism, a report which came from the collaborative project between researchers and campaigners at JENGbA and CCJS.
“They’re going grey in the face and are constantly tired and worn out. They haven’t had any sunlight.”
After the drama and toxicity of the transgender debate, yesterday was something of welcome anticlimax.
“Mum phones every day. I cannot explain how it makes me feel. It makes me feel sad and confused”.
The great Angela Davis wrote in Are Prisons Obsolete?:
As the country prepares to enter into a new legal and political era, marked by novel and complex constitutional challenges, some of the most vulnerable members of society, and particularly women, are facing legal battles which would not be out of place in Victorian times.