The Female Offender Strategy is a start, says Oonagh Ryder, but we need to end any use of punishment as a response to women's needs
Why continue imprisoning women when most agree that it can be the most harmful course of action, asks Alison Frater
The out-dated concept of prison for women should be replaced by a twenty-first century environment designed for women in need of some kind of containment, according to a new report out today from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The call comes in the Centre's latest report, Trapped in the Justice Loop?, by the former Ministry of Justice lead on women in the criminal justice system, Liz Hogarth.
Former Ministry of Justice lead on women in the criminal justice system, Liz Hogarth OBE, calls for an end to the 'out-dated concept of prison for women', in this important assessment of justice policy over the past decade
Maureen Mansfield writes about a new campaign for a women's building on the Holloway prison site
Being imprisoned is more painful and traumatic for women than it is for men, according to new research published in our journal, The British Journal of Criminology.
The research, by Ben Crewe, Susie Hulley and Serena Wright of the University of Cambridge, draws on interviews and surveys with prisoners serving sentences of 15 years or more.
Putting the local community at the heart of redevelopment plans for the former women's prison in north London.
Women in Prison, in collaboration with the Reclaim Justice Network, have set up a website for their campaign demanding that council housing be built on the site of soon-to-be sold Holloway prison. The prison is due to be closed this summer and the land will likely be sold to property developers to build luxury flats that very few people can afford.
In a further instalment of our Breaking the Silence comment series, Madeline Petrillo tells Tasha's story of violent relationships, missed opportunities and incarceration
Plans to close Holloway prisons should be the start of a move to close all the large women's prisons, Rona Epstein argues