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A study published last December in the medical journal Lancet said that self-harm rates were more than ten times higher in female prisoners than in male inmates. The Women in Prison organisation says women account for a disproportionate amount of self-harm, 28%, despite making up only 5% of the prison population. VoR's Juliet Spare hosts a debate.
Joining Juliet to discuss the issues of incarcerating women are:-
Erwin James, journalist and former prisoner who writes for the Guardian.
Robert Preece, Howard League for Penal Reform - the oldest penal reform charity in the UK
Julie Bindel, author, journalist, feminist campaigner and co-founder of Justice for Women
Rachel Horman, domestic violence specialist solicitor at Watson Ramsbottom Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/20140505/VoR-Debate-Women-in-Prisons-more-harm-than-good-6009/