Women in Prison have produced a new report Corston +10 looking at how far we have come on the road to reform for women affected by the criminal justice system. They have also produced briefings for MPs and Police and Crime Commissioners.
Baroness Jean Corston said: “Ten years ago, after a nine month inquiry, I proposed a radical reshaping of women’s prisons. My report received cross party support. Progress initially was heartening but that has halted and is now in real danger of going into reverse. I am delighted therefore that on this, the 10th anniversary, we are renewing the demand for change and hopefully recruiting new allies from MPs from all parties, the Lords, Police and Crime Commissioners and the women’s sector. The arguments have never been stronger nor the need to empty our female prisons and provide justice and proper support in the community so clear. It’s time again to move forward on reform – and urgently.”