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Comment and Analysis

May13 13/05/2018 10:31:00 by Zoey
Lisa Dando, Director of Brighton Women's Centre writes for the Guardian about how funding cuts have forced the closure of their counselling service for women with histories of abuse, poverty and addiction.

Read the full article here.
Apr20 20/04/2018 10:52:00 by Zoey

BBC Online published an excellent article on 16 April by Melissa Hogenboom about the histories of trauma, abuse and unmet mental health needs affecting so many women in prison -  the PRT Transforming Lives team was pleased to help with the research for this. View the article here.

Mar20 20/03/2018 12:27:00 by Zoey
Kuba Shand-Baptiste from the Pool spoke to PRT Programme Director, Jenny Earle and PRT Associate Sarah Beresford about the impact of maternal imprisonment on children as well as hearing from women with first hand experience of being away from their children on Mother's Day.

Jenny states that “a lot more children are affected by fathers' imprisonment”, the fact remains that “if a mother is sent to prison, the impact on a child is much more intense as a whole”.

Sarah Beresford spoke about our 'What about me?' project about the short- and long-term impact on children who have experiened their mother being imprisoned.

Read the full article here.
Aug30 30/08/2017 11:55:00 by Zoey

Jenny Earle, Programme Director, spoke to The Big Issue about the problems facing women when they leave prison and the gaps in provision to help women rebuild their lives and reduce the liklihood of reoffending.

Jul13 13/07/2017 10:43:00 by Zoey

Women with poor mental health are being imprisoned unnecessarily. Some never make it out.

Heather Saul from iNews, spoke to Jenny Earle, Programme Director, and Dr Kimmett Edgar, Head of Research, about the 12 self-inflicted deaths in women's prisons in 2016.

May17 17/05/2017 14:10:00 by Zoey

The Government’s White Paper on Prison Safety and Reform published in November 2016 promised that a strategy setting out how we will improve the treatment of female offenders in custody and community” would be published in 2017.

In response to a ‘call for evidence’ from the Ministry of Justice, earlier in May we submitted our proposals for a comprehensive programme of reforms that would deliver better outcomes for women, their families and communities.  Read our evidence here.