Why are pregnant women in prison?

Rona Epstein 14 May 2020 An estimated 600 pregnant women are held in prisons in England and Wales each year, and about 100 babies are born inside. On 27 September 2019, a woman held in HMP Bronzefield on remand gave birth alone in her cell. When prison staff visited the woman’s cell in the morning the babyContinue reading “Why are pregnant women in prison?”

Poverty is not a crime: ending imprisonment for debt

By Tara Casey (This blog originally appeared on 18 October 2019 on the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies’ website) As the country prepares to enter into a new legal and political era, marked by novel and complex constitutional challenges, some of the most vulnerable members of society, and particularly women, are facing legal battlesContinue reading “Poverty is not a crime: ending imprisonment for debt”