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Sheffield charity helps female prisoners feel confident on the outside

PUBLISHED April 30, 2013

Prison for 62-year-old Molly came unexpectedly. Despite being convicted of theft, at court her solicitor assured her that she would not be going to jail. "She said to me, 'It's your first offence. Listen carefully when the sentence is passed, you'll be told it will be suspended.' It wasn't. I got 14 months. Afterwards my solicitor came to the cells before they took me away and said cheerily, 'It'll be OK ? you'll be like a mother figure to the other women.' I didn't want to be a mother figure. I wanted to go home and try and repair my life."

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