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Equal Opportunities Committee on female offenders: prostitution convictions; Parliamentary debate

2010 February 12
by Mary Munro

Update

On Thursday 11th February there was a debate on the Equal Opportunities Committee 3rd Report 2009: Female offenders in the criminal justice system. Please see below for the official report of proceedings.

“Ex–prostitutes and sex workers should not have to reveal previous convictions, says Holyrood” Daily Record
“Call to relax job restrictions for former prostitutes” Herald

Following posted on 15.01.10

“Cash to cut female prison numbers” BBC
“Extra cash to help female offenders” Herald
“SNP wages gender war to cut number of women in jail” Herald
“Funding aims to help stop women reoffending” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 11.11.09

“Scots jails full of women ‘who shouldn’t be there’” Express
“Sentencing of women with mental health problems criticised” STV

Following posted on 10.11.09

“Children pay for mothers’ prison terms” Herald
“Treatment of women prisoners needs major overhaul, MSPs told” Herald
“MSPs concerned over women in jail” BBC
“Sentencing of women with mental health problems criticised” STV

Following posted on 6.05.09

“Policy of having just one women’s prison is condemned” Scotsman
“Female prison policy criticised” BBC

Following posted on 12.02.09

“Female offender inquiry to begin” BBC
“Too many women being sent to jail – prison chief” Press and Journal

Following posted on 18.12.08

“Probe into female prison inmates with mental health issues” Press and Journal
“Equal Opportunities Committee launches prison inquiry” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 10.06.08

“Crime crosses the gender gap” Herald

Following posted on 30.4.08

“Female criminals: ‘A new breed of drunk women are as bad as men'” Scotsman
“Booze blamed as five women a day charged with violence” Scotsman

Following posted on 23.4.08

“Lord Advocate links women’s violence to binge drinking” The Herald
“Crimes of violence by women ‘on the rise'” The Scotsman
“Drink linked to female offenders” BBC
“Lord Advocate calls for inquiry into women and prison” Holyrood.com
“Female violence in Scotland up by 60% fuelled by drink” Times

Following posted on 22.4.08

“Women ‘suffer most from prison'” Herald

Press releases

“Female re–offending” Scot.Gov. (January 2009) . The press release contains link to the Scottish Government’s response document.
“Treatment of female offenders should be re–examined says committee” Scottish Parliament (November 2009)
“Inquiry into female offenders launched by Equal Opportunities Committee” Scottish Parliament (December 2008)

See also

Scottish Parliament Official Report 11.2.09. Female Offenders in the Criminal Justice System
Equal Opportunities Committee Official Report 9.2.10
Equal Opportunities Committee Report (November 2009). Female offenders in the criminal justice system.

Equal Opportunities Committee: Inquiry into female offenders in the criminal justice system homepage. Includes notes of meetings and evidence presented.
Call for written evidence by the Equal Opportunities Committee

Equal Opportunities Committee Official Report 22.4.08

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