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We need a ‘beyond bars’ approach to jailing women followed by Vulnerable men in jail

May 1, 2012

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When women with children are sent to prison, who is being punished? Carlene Firminguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 April 2012 A cell at Bronzefield women’s prison, in Middlesex. Every year, 18,000 children see their mothers go to prison. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian I will never forget the first time I visited a women’s prison. I […]

Is the US the only country where more men are raped than women?

February 24, 2012

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The figures on rape may be uncertain, but we could lower the sexual assault rate in American jails – if we had the political will Jill Filipovic for Feministe, part of the Guardian Comment Networkguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 21 February 2012 Inmates at a jail in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP That’s the claim in this n+1 […]

Women prisoners should be allowed out to visit their children, judge rules

February 18, 2012

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By Charles WalfordLast updated at 7:58 AM on 15th February 2012 Female prisoners should be allowed temporary release from jail to visit their children, a High Court judge has ruled. Kenneth Clarke was wrong to try to stop two women prisoners being allowed time out of prison to see their children, said Mrs Justice Lang. […]

CAMBODIA: The impact of truth-seeking on mental health

February 4, 2012

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Photo: Alan M.Thornton for TPO CambodiaHong Sarath pictured outside Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh, which judges in the on-going Khmer Rouge tribunal referred to as a “factory of death” PHNOM PENH, 3 February 2012 (IRIN) – On 3 February, judges in the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC) – more commonly known […]

CAMBODIA: The impact of truth-seeking on mental health

February 4, 2012

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Photo: Alan M.Thornton for TPO CambodiaHong Sarath pictured outside Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh, which judges in the on-going Khmer Rouge tribunal referred to as a “factory of death” PHNOM PENH, 3 February 2012 (IRIN) – On 3 February, judges in the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC) – more commonly known […]

BALKANS-SOCIETY First Abused, Then Imprisoned

January 31, 2012

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By Vesna Peric Zimonjic For the first time in Serbian history the issue of abused and incarcerated women is nudging its way into public consciousness. Credit: Ranmali Bandarage/IPS BELGRADE, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The women languishing in Serbia’s Pozarevac Penal Correctional Institution are victims twice over: survivors of decades of domestic violence, they have […]

BALKANS-SOCIETY First Abused, Then Imprisoned

January 31, 2012

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By Vesna Peric Zimonjic For the first time in Serbian history the issue of abused and incarcerated women is nudging its way into public consciousness. Credit: Ranmali Bandarage/IPS BELGRADE, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The women languishing in Serbia’s Pozarevac Penal Correctional Institution are victims twice over: survivors of decades of domestic violence, they have […]