Citing safety concerns, prison officials are keeping the former police officer in a restricted housing unit in Minnesota's only maximum security prison.
Downing Street denies that offenders will be fast-tracked.
It also said it was launching the project to support the construction industry.
It's still the forgotten service despite the dangers workers face every day, one officer tells us.
It's hoped the move will slash reoffending rates.
The Prison Reform Trust is concerned that women are currently being "set up to fail" when they leave following short prison sentences which can turn their lives upside down.
Despite the promise of greater support, services in the community have collapsed, leaving those responsible for supervision unable to resolve the complex problems that many women face
Ex-offenders struggle to access crucial support over the weekend, campaigners say.
Just five percent of board members are from a non-white background.