Women in contact with the Criminal Justice System

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8/10 women prisoners have committed a non-violent offence

The Centre for Criminal Appeals will highlight inappropriate and disproportionate sentencing of women who have committed minor, non-violent crimes and/or civil offences that can also lead to imprisonment, such as the non-payment of council tax.

Why are young women prisoners neglected?

A distinct approach to young adult women is likely to give them the best chance of growing out of crime and leading happy, healthy and productive lives.