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Female prisoners to be moved to jail near family home

PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

Female offenders will be transferred to the prison closest to their family home under reforms to be unveiled on Friday by the justice minister Lord McNally. A planned overhaul of the rehabilitation system will see 12 women's prisons in England turned into resettlement prisons, allowing offenders to maintain close ties with their family in an effort to reduce reoffending rates.

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