Women in Prison

There Was No Justice For Me As A Black Woman - This Must Change

Althea Smith | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK
Althea Smith

I've tried to be strong and confident but sometimes as a woman, it really hurts when you are trying to move forward and there are so many barriers to overcome to achieve basic human rights such as a safe place to live in which to rebuild your life. Even months later the struggle continues and I'm still in temporary accommodation and battling ill-health. It's no wonder women with no-one to turn to go back.

Mother, Teacher, Prisoner: Shining a Light on Women in Prisons

Nina Champion | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Nina Champion

At this time of significant policy interest in prison education, we need to focus on all these groups of women; the families, the women prisoners and the staff, in order to improve its impact in order to reduce re-offending, meaning fewer victims and safer communities for all.

A New Study Links Homelessness to Imprisonment

Helen Crewe | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK
Helen Crewe

The majority of research which links homeless and imprisonment focuses on women leaving prison. The prison service has recognised within their policy documents that issues relate to having or maintaining a house to return to.

Firing Squad for Grandma

Felicity Gerry | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

A British grandmother who was coerced into trafficking drugs into Bali and cooperated with the authorities remains on death row in Bali as the British Government refuse to fund her defence.

Trafficked Women Forced To Work As Prostitutes, Drug Mules, Get 'No Protection' In UK Prisons

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Women who have been trafficked into the country to work as prostitutes, drug mules or domestic servants can end up in UK prisons without any protectio...

Want a Real Prison Revolution? Then Set the Fairer Sex Free

Vincent McAviney | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Vincent McAviney

If women's prisons were closed statistical evidence has proven that the vast majority of the female prison population would be of no danger to the public and would make a great saving to the public purse.