Government scraps proposed women’s ‘community prisons’ in new strategy to reduce female offending – The Independent

Posted June 27th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘The government has scrapped proposals to create “community prisons” for women as part of a delayed strategy aiming to combat female offending.

The new strategy is moving “emphasis from custody to the community” and trying to bring the female prison population down. “We want to ensure that the public and judiciary have confidence in non-custodial sentences – such as effective community orders – which directly tackle the causes of reoffending, including alcohol or drug abuse,” said the MoJ.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2018