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Prison Reform Trust briefing - Why focus on reducing women’s imprisonment?

The Prison Reform Trust has long called for a reduction in women’s imprisonment and a step change in how the criminal justice system responds to women. March 2017 marks ten years since the Corston Report on Women with Particular Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System, and five years since the Angiolini Commission on Women Offenders (Scotland). These and many other inquiries and reports have all concluded that prison is rarely a necessary, appropriate or proportionate response to women who get caught up in the criminal justice system.   The publication can be accessed at:  why women - PRT briefing