Women prisoners 'concerned about children's welfare'

  • Women were over-represented and more reported housing problems, money worries and health concerns.
  • One in seven (14%) said they had problems on arrival ensuring their children and dependants were looked after, the report said.

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Remand change proposals

The way defendants are held on remand in jail should be overhauled to ensure costly prison places are not being used unnecessarily, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said.