Women very rarely commit a violent crime or pose any risk to the public, so why do about 600 pregnant women enter a UK prison each year?
The government has announced its intention to spend £150 million on building 500 new prison places for women. If ever a public spending project promised to bring increased misery this is it!
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.
The latest reports of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights revealed the conditions in some British prisons.
“Mum phones every day. I cannot explain how it makes me feel. It makes me feel sad and confused”.