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Category: Criminal justice

Renewed calls to release pregnant women and mothers of under twos from prison

As restrictions are tightened again in English prisons, including the suspension of social visits, Birth Companions and 22 other charities and academics have publicly written to the Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland calling on the government to:

24 Nov 2020

Birth Companions is pleased to share our latest resource for women in prison.

Your inside guide to pregnancy, birth and motherhood in prison
6 Nov 2020

Pregnancy and early motherhood in the criminal justice system - share your views

If so, Clinks and Birth Companions would love to hear from you as part of our latest research project A window of opportunity: understanding the experiences and needs of pregnant women and new mothers in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) in the community.

28 Oct 2020

Our latest statement on pregnant women and new mothers in prison

This statement was updated on 5 June to include reference to the findings of the HMIP Short Scrutiny Visits to three women's prisons.
4 Jun 2020

Government announces release of pregnant women from prison

Welcome news, but the work is far from over
31 Mar 2020

Pregnant women and those on Mother and Baby Units must be released from prison

Government must make coordinated plans for supported release asap
25 Mar 2020
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