Category Archives: Women prisoners

Duchess of York Lifer – Freed in Weeks?

A murderer who once worked as an aide to Sarah Ferguson could be freed from her life sentence within weeks after applying for early release – but one prisons expert argues it will be at least another three years before she is in any realistic position to be freed. Jane Andrews, 46, who stabbed her… Continue Reading

Huhne & Pryce freed from prison

Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife were both freed from prison today after serving around a quarter of their eight-month sentences for swapping speeding points. Huhne, a former energy secretary and once-aspiring Liberal Democrat leader, left Leyhill Prison in Gloucestershire by the main entrance in the back seat of a silver Honda, making no attempt to avoid… Continue Reading

Death In Custody Inquest

Why was she in jail? INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF MELANIE BESWICK AT HMP SEND TO BEGIN THURSDAY 11 APRIL 2013  Thursday 11 April 2013 at 10am Before HM Coroner for Surrey Richard Travers Sitting at HG Wells Conference Centre, Church Street East, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HJ  Melanie Beswick was 34 years old when she… Continue Reading

‘Pryce is a Victim Not a Cultprit’ Insists Her Lawyer

Vicky Pryce’s solicitor questioned whether she should have been treated as a victim rather than a defendant as he indicated an appeal was still being considered. Robert Brown also cautioned critics of the “marital coercion” defence unsuccessfully used by Pryce that they could leave victims of domestic abuse defenceless if it was removed. Economist Pryce… Continue Reading

ADDICT TREATMENT “BETTER THAN JAIL”

Crime rates among women suffering from poor mental health or substance misuse would be cut by offering medical support rather than handing out jail sentences, a poll suggests. Around seven in 10 people (69%) believe treatment for drug addiction would be the most effective measure to reduce reoffending among women who commit non-violent crimes. The… Continue Reading

CUTTING WOMENS CLOTHES OFF “UNACCEPTABLE”

  Inspectors criticised the “unnecessary and unacceptable” practice of cutting off women’s clothes when they are forcibly strip-searched in jail following a report on a prison in West Yorkshire. Responses to women whose behaviour caused concern are “excessively punitive”, said a report on New Hall Prison in Wakefield which holds 356 women and two babies.… Continue Reading

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