Righting wrongs faced by women prisoners
Women in prison are too often there because of systemic injustices within our criminal justice system.
The Centre’s new Women Justice Initiative uses impact litigation to challenge these injustices and help women experiencing multiple and severe disadvantage.
The Initiative aims to help:
women imprisoned for minor, non-violent offences
women sent to prison instead of being given the help they need at a psychiatric hospital
women imprisoned for crimes which were actually an act of self-defence against an abuser
innocent women prisoners, especially those whose ‘crime’ was in fact accidental or the result of natural causes.
The Initiative is generously supported by the Lankelly Chase Foundation, and is an expansion of the Centre’s previous Women’s Sentencing Project.
If you know a woman in prison who we might be able to help, please get in touch.
Help us right wrongs
In the news
- 'Single mum unlawfully jailed for council tax debt in Wales', The Guardian
- 'Single mother unlawfully jailed for council tax debt, High Court rules', The Independent
- 'A single mum wrongly spent 40 days behind bars for not paying council tax', WalesOnline
- 'Porthcawl woman jailed unlawfully over council tax', BBC News