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No new prisons for women!

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!

26 July 2021
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Prosecuting parents for truancy: who pays the price?

In the Foreword to J M Moore’s assessment of participants’ responses to the workshops and toolkits carried out as part of the Centre for Criminal Justice’s Justice Matters project, Tammy McGloughlin writes, ‘Far from being a means of delivering social justice, [the criminal justice system] is the cause of much social injustice, with the combined criminal justice institutions being deeply socially harmful’.

4 February 2019
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What about the children?

There are about 4,000 women in prison. Two thirds are mothers of children under 18; about a third are lone parents.