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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!
It is surprising that the conditions for babies in prison have remained unchanged for around 200 years.
The latest reports of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights revealed the conditions in some British prisons.