Women in Prison

Women in prison: interviews with ex-offenders

Halsbury's Law Exchange carried out interviews with six female ex-offenders as part of wider research into women in prison and the penal system. This video was first premiered at the panel discussion: Women in prison: is the penal system fit for purpose? on 11 November 2014. Halsbury’s Law … [Read More...]

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Women in prison: is the penal system fit for purpose?

Read the paper here The discussion paper Women in prison: is the penal system fit for purpose? has been drafted by Felicity Gerry QC and Lyndon Harris. All of the current research has been gathered from a range of open sources. It is not comprehensive but is designed to stimulate debate. It … [Read More...]

Pregnant drinking

Alcohol consumed in pregnancy may be deemed to be poisoning

By Rachel Buchanan The Court of Appeal heard a landmark test case this week brought on behalf of a child born with foetal alcohol syndrome against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The claim was brought on the basis that the child’s medical condition is directly attributed to the … [Read More...]