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Posted on 29th March 2017

Number of Women Being Arrested Leaps 50 Per Cent in a Year

Police are under pressure to give out fewer cautions after it was announced [by then-justice secretary Chris Grayling] that they should be used more sparingly; now women who would have been issued a penalty are being arrested and taken to court. Due to this, arrests of women have risen by as much as 50 per […]

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Posted on 29th March 2017

Rising Suicides Among Female Prisoners

This article discusses the rise in the number of suicides among female prisoners in England and Wales, and highlights the lack of sustained action in response to this report. There seems to be a clear theme of poor collaboration between mental health and custodial staff – with added risk of cases that had not been […]

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Posted on 27th March 2017

Why Focus on Women’s Imprisonment?

An interesting report here from the Prison Reform Trust about the movements to focus more on women in prison, due to the long term effects imprisonment can have on the mother, and the children if they are involved, and the impact it can have on society as a whole. Here is a list of some […]

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Posted on 27th March 2017

Solitary Confinement – Stories from inside – The US

This is a fascinating article which draws attention to the extreme affects that solitary confinement can have on an individual. It includes accounts from numerous people who served varying lengths of sentences all over America. This article focuses on the following states: Florida, California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Kentucky, Connecticut; and the opinions and […]

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Posted on 23rd March 2017

Blog: Drugs abroad at festivals – is it worth the risk?

Written by Olivia Shortall Heading to one of the many festivals abroad this year? Great decision – you’ve got a choice of a lot of different festivals out there. From the fashionable festival of Coachella (California, U.S), to the biggest electric dance music festival that is Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgium), to the bass vibes from Outlook […]

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