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 Styal women's prison in Manchester23 January 2004 
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Today a disturbing report was published into the self inflicted deaths of six women at Styal prison in Cheshire in the course of one year.

The Prisons Ombudsman has found that there were "serious inadequacies" at Styal and that disciplinary enquiries should be considered for four members of staff.

A day after she had been jailed for non-violent manslaughter, 18 year old Sarah Campbell collapsed in Styal women's prison, and died in hospital later that day. She was a former heroine addict who suffered from clinical depression and her mother, Pauline Campbell, says she should have been sent to a secure hospital, not to jail.

Pauline Campbell joins Martha to talk about how she is working to find a way of ensuring no mother will ever have to go through what she has endured.

Paul Goggins MP, Parliamentary under-Secretary for Correctional Services joins Martha together with Claire McCarthy, senior policy officer for the Howard League to discuss these issues.

Women prisoners and suicide
Take mentally ill out of jails
BBC The Prison Service Guide
Prison Reform Trust
The Howard League for Penal Reform
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