We cannot afford the failures of women’s imprisonment

72% of women in prison have two or more diagnosed mental health problems and 30% of them have a previous psychiatric admission prior to prison.

This raises serious questions about the wisdom of imprisoning so many women.

The brilliant Sara Hyde wrote about the issue for International Women’s Day, and I want to share it with you now: http://labourlist.org/2016/03/we-cannot-afford-the-failures-of-womens-imprisonment/

 

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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor for London, London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and Labour Spokesperson for Planning
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