Many women in prison have been victims of much more serious offences than the ones they are
accused of. Domestic abuse often drives offending.
00000This is a guest post by Kate Paradine, Chief Executive Officer of Women in Prison. A broken system Since joining Women in Prison at the end of 2015 I have had many reasons to be baffled by the criminal justice response to women and the reality facing the 3,900 women who now sleep in prison on an average night. Over half of those sentenced are serving short sentences of 3 months or less for minor non-violent …