A scheme to stop women re-offending by getting them into work will be piloted at Styal prison in Cheshire.
Female inmates will serve their sentences closer to home and be offered skills to help them after their release. The proposals have been welcomed by some prisoners who told us how tough it is being far away from their families.
Vicky and Stella who are serving time at the prison told Daybreak their views.
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