Too many women in prison for breaching community orders – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2011 in community service, news, prisons, release on licence, reports, women by tracey

“Too many women are still serving short-prison sentences, often for breaching community orders for crimes that do not themselves carry a prison sentence, according to criminal justice watchdogs. A joint report by the chief inspectors of prisons, probation and the Crown Prosecution Service, published on Thursday, says the size of female prison population – 4,243 in England and Wales – is still a matter of concern.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2011