Our thanks to Douglas for this. From the page:
How does having your mother in prison affect you and your rights?
Research suggests that only 5% of children with a mother in prison remain in the family home during their mother’s imprisonment; whereas most children with a father in prison remain with their mother.
The initial suspicion must be that the point of the “inquiry” is to pressurise the judiciary into being even less likely to give female criminals custodial sentences, to make motherhood even more of a “Get out of jail free” card – although we know that women are already treated so leniently, that if men were treated in a similar manner, five out of every six men in British prisons wouldn’t be there. William Collins’s piece on the matter is here.
The membership of the committee is here. Eight of the twelve members are women, and the chair is that toxic corrupter of due process since she entered the House of Commons 37 years ago, Harriet Harman.
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