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"The female prison population in Scotland has risen by 120% since 2000"

Frontline Feminists Scotland believes that all women's voices matter and that women who are subject to the criminal justice system are often the least heard.

This page will aim to share information on women in the criminal justice system's experiences, particularly those who are subject to custodial sentences. We welcome any information that women believe would be relevant to this page, which can be submitted below.


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Prison Island – Conversation With Corporate Watch
Community Action on Prison Expansion speaks to corporate Watch about their report Prison Island, which gives an excellent overview of the role of prisons in our society. download their report here Prison Island: A new report on prison expansion in England, Wales and Scotland – Download now – Corporate Watch


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Why focus on reducing women’s imprisonment in Scotland? Prison Reform Trust briefing March 2017


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Scotland’s mental health rehabilitation wards: themed visit report 30 January 2020 Concerns about the care of women with mental ill health in prison in Scotland. Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. 
This document is a review of the records of nine women who received mental health care in prison custody in Scotland between 2017 and early 2020.


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Keep Prisons Single Sex
Sister campaign group fighting to protect women in prison's human rights. Excellent source of statistics and information on women's experience of the Criminal Justice System


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