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Yes, reduce prison sentencing ? but not just for women | Ally Fogg

PUBLISHED March 26, 2013

Justice minister Helen Grant is right to call for more widespread and effective use of community sentencing for women offenders. Prison is a brutal and dehumanising punishment; short custodial sentences are woefully ineffective at rehabilitation and can have catastrophic secondary impacts upon innocent family members and children. High rates of imprisonment are an expensive indulgence of tabloid populism, which sees Britain jail more of our residents than every western European country but Spain.

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