We have signed a letter calling on the government to scrap the proposed 500 new prison places 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!
Some time ago, an article by Rona Epstein on council tax debt was published in the magazine Ready, Steady, Go! produced by Women In Prison and distributed to all women’s prisons. It explained the law about council tax debt.
A new report by Becky Clarke and Dr Kathryn Chadwick details the criminalisation of women convicted under joint enterprise laws.
The latest reports of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights revealed the conditions in some British prisons.
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.
Rona Epstein calls for urgent action to ensure children’s rights are met in the criminal justice system
There has been more inexplicable delay in the government’s plans for women in criminal justice. It renders urgent the question of how to address women’s health issues and the harmful impact of...
Thousands of people have now shown their support for a petition calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to purchase the former Holloway prison site and protect the land for council homes, community facilities...
Through the publication of short articles, we are providing a space for women's voices to be heard.