Women in contact with the Criminal Justice System
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Restricted status for women and children in prison is counter-productive
Prison “restricted status” rules for women and child prisoners are not supporting their rehabilitation and reduction of risk, but in many cases actively preventing it.
Women still sent to prison solely on mental health grounds
Independent Monitoring Boards highlight continued imprisonment of women on mental health grounds alone.
Women’s trust in police at an all-time low
Agenda Alliance on women’s experiences of the police in the context of the Case report.
Women who offend as a result of coercive control
Julia Pitman says that women who offend as a result of coercive control are neither recognised or protected and are invisible victims.
Health needs of long-term women prisoners neglected
Second PRT briefing on “invisible women” finds that the health needs of women serving long prison sentences are neglected.
Staff-prisoner relationships in women’s prisons
Research into the complexity and emotional intensity of relationships between women prisoners and staff.
10 things you should know about women and the criminal justice system
The latest official data on women and the criminal justice system
Services inaccessible to girls and young women
Agenda Alliance calls for specialist support for girls and young women most at risk of poverty, abuse, poor mental health and contact with the criminal justice system.
World female prison population up 60% since 2000
The number of women and girls in prison has grown by almost 60% since 2000 while the male prison population increased by “just” 22%.
The value of women’s centres
Women in Prison report shows Women’s Centres generate a nearly triple return on public investment, but that nearly half are concerned about their survival.
“Dysfunctional” custody system failing girls
The national youth custody system is failing to provide very vulnerable girls with the environment and support they need.
All the facts about women in prison
Prison Reform Trust briefing brings together all the latest stats on women in prison.