Women in Cornton Vale
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Review of women prisoner treatment in Scottish jails

The Scottish government has announced a new commission to examine how women are dealt with in the criminal justice system.

The move comes as an official report into Cornton Vale, the country's main woman's prison, found that it was below standard in almost every area.

Experts have said that the prison system cannot cope with the number of women being sent to jail.

  • 15 Jun 2011