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Alternative Sentencing for Women Offenders Ten Years After Corston Research

A look at alternative prison sentencing for women ten years after Baroness Corston's recommendations. And what will the closure of HMP Holloway mean for women offenders?

David Cameron has announced plans for what he referred to as the 'wholesale reform' of prisons; the first Prime Minster to make a speech solely about prisons in twenty years. We hear from Minister Caroline Dinenage, with responsibility for women prisons. What does this mean for women offenders and the prisons they end up in? Does the closure of Holloway Prison in North London herald a new approach to women offenders? A decade after Baroness Jean Corston's investigation and gain of cross party support for the introduction of alternative sentencing for women we look at how much progress has been made. You can hear about Jane's recent visit to Styal Prison for women and Stockport Women's Centre to hear their opinions and Jane will be joined by Baroness Corston and Juliet Lyon, the director of the Prison Reform Trust.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest Jean Corston
Interviewed Guest Juliet Lyon
Interviewed Guest Caroline Dinenage
Interviewed Guest Mahala McGuffie
Interviewed Guest Martin Nugent
Interviewed Guest Gill Rimmer

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  • Tue 15 Mar 2016 10:00

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