Calls For Large Female Prisons To Close
11 September 2018, 08:40 | Updated: 11 September 2018, 09:25
Capital's been told all larger women's prisons should close.
After three women died in prison's in England within ten days, Capital's been told all large women's jails - like Drake Hall in the West Midlands - should close.
Francis Crook, who is the Chief Exec of prisons charity The Howard League, says the majority of non-violent offenders are only a risk to themselves.
Rates of self harm are five times higher in women's prisons - and in the ten days to September, three women died at separate jails in England.
Figures also reveal 70& of women on short sentences are likely to re-offend again in the 12 months after being released.
One of the West Midlands most prolific shop lifters says rehab should be offered before prison.
One of the #Westmidlands most prolific shoplifters tells #capital rehab should be offered before prison.— Capital Brum News (@CapitalBIRNews) September 11, 2018
It’s as @TheHowardLeague tell #capital they think ALL women’s prisons should close#CapitalReports pic.twitter.com/6WwsqzMEvy