All you need to know about maternal imprisonment
All the latest on maternal imprisonment: Stats Research Campaigns Policy Responses
Prison Reform Trust toolkit to help practitioners support children with a mum in prison.
Lucy Baldwin and Louise Powell write about the tragic death of Louise’s daughter Brooke who was still-born in a toilet at HMP Styal.
Sarah Beresford calls for a child impact assessment for every child with a primary carer in prison.
Crest Advisory research find the effects of maternal imprisonment can be severe and long-lasting on children, leading to exclusion and exploitation.
Lucy Baldwin explores the persisting impact
of maternal imprisonment on maternal identity and role.
Clinks and Birth Companions report into the needs and experiences of pregnant women and new mothers in contact with the criminal justice system in the community.
The UK Women’s Budget Group makes the case for sustainable funding for women’s centres instead of imprisonment.
Lucy Baldwin on the failures of the prison system to provide equitable healthcare to women.
The devastating impact of maternal imprisonment related to domestic abuse.
Natalie Booth’s research finds that women prisoners often can’t even talk to their children on the phone.
Children are often devastated when their mum is sent to prison but their interests are rarely considered by a justice system which is blind to their needs.
Prison environments and women prisoners’ needs are complex and demand gender-aware care in view of women’s vulnerability and histories of trauma.