Prisons are used as “dumping grounds” for women suffering poverty and multiple disadvantage and suicide rates in prisons are up 32%.
10 years ago Lady Corston laid out a blue print for change, and yet we are still “using prison as the default response to women’s poverty and multiple disadvantages”
So how much should we spend on community services if it stops someone taking their own life? I would ask how much is your life worth to you and how much Elizabeth Truss and Theresa value their lives and what price they would put on there own?
Here’s the link to the Guardian article https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/28/prisons-watchdog-condemns-lack-of-action-on-rising-female-suicides
And you can find The Wave Trust here