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Women Prisoners: Throw Away the Key?

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC examines new plans to close down Scotland's women's prison at Cornton Vale and move many of the inmates into communities across Scotland.

Scotland jails more women than almost anywhere else in northern Europe. It's expensive and it has a shattering impact on the families.

One of Britain's top human rights lawyers, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, examines new plans to close down Scotland's women's prison at Cornton Vale and move many of the women from prison into communities across Scotland.

She looks at the success of international attempts at prison reform and questions why more funding isn't being given to successful justice projects in the community.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 15 Jun 2016 21:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Helena Kennedy
Narrator John Cavanagh
Assistant Producer Mona McAlinden
Producer Emma Snodgrass
Director Emma Snodgrass

Broadcast

  • Wed 15 Jun 2016 21:30

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