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Women In Prison: Supporting Women Offenders

February 6, 2012

Source: Women’s Aid

Women offenders are far more likely to have experienced domestic and sexual violence than the general female population: evidence suggests that between 50% and 80% of women in prison have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse(1). There is also a high prevalence of current and past domestic and sexual violence amongst women on community-based sentences (2) and they may continue to experience violence from partners and ex-partners whilst serving their sentence.
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