Today was the deadline to submit written evidence to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee into women offenders.
Given that the majority of women in prison are serving sentences as a result of non-violent crimes, there is a need to reconsider whether many of them should be separated from their children in [...]
Joy Doal is the project manager of the Anawim Project, a women’s centre in Birmingham that helps women in prostitution, victims of domestic violence and women who are in and out of prison. She is [...]
Few sensible politicians would support locking up the thousands of women who receive the shortest sentences, at the highest cost to the state and to their families, and make up a tiny proportion [...]