News

Aug5 05/08/2016 15:52:00 by Zoey

On her final day as Director of the Prison Reform Trust, Juliet Lyon was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. She reflected on her time at the Prison Reform Trust, her plans for the future, and her concerns about the recent rise in self-inflicted deaths amongst women in prison.

You can listen to the interview by clicking here.

Juliet has written an article for the Guardian about her plans to step down, you can read it by clicking this link.

You can listen to a BBC profile of Juliet by clicking here and read her article in the Friend.

Jul25 25/07/2016 15:01:00 by Zoey

On the 19 July, Prison Reform Trust was invited to view the play "Watching Glory Die" and take part in a discussion with the audience to address the themes explored around the imprisonment of women.

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Jun29 29/06/2016 16:45:00 by Zoey

Next month, Juliet Lyon will be speaking at the Soroptimist International Study Day "Achieving Change - Building on Success" which will be focused on three areas: trafficking and modern slavery, FGM, and reducing women's imprisonment.

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Jun14 14/06/2016 18:09:00 by Zoey

Today the Prison Reform Trust publishes a proposal for the establishment of a women’s centre on the site of the existing visitors centre at HMP Holloway, which is due to close later this month.

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Jun10 10/06/2016 10:42:00 by Zoey


The Griffins Society runs a Research Fellowship Programme that gives practitioners working in criminal justice and allied fields the chance to influence how the criminal justice system works with women and girl offenders and those at risk of offending.  

Recent publications are:

Tamara Pattinson's "Prison as a Place of Safety", which examines whether prison is being used as a 'place of safety' for women who have complex mental health needs and deemed in need of 'protection' from themselves.

Jean O'Neill's "Time After Time: A Study of Women's Transitions from Custody", which stems from Jean's work as a manager with the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) with particular responsibility for the INSPIRE Women's Project. The research explores the transition of women from prison into the community through the women’s own account.

Mar21 21/03/2016 13:52:00 by Zoey

Yvonne Donald, Programme Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland will be speaking at a 'Women in the Criminal Justice System' event on Wednesday 11 May in Edinburgh organised by Holyrood Magazine. Yvonne will be reviewing the progress that has been made so far in implementing the Angiolini Commission recommendations as well as looking at the areas that need more attention and effort.

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