Women in Prison respond to Autumn Statement

Today, 17th November, the Government announced their Autumn Statement. Sonya Ruparel, Chief Executive of Women in Prison says:

“As we experience profound economic challenges, including the cost-of-living crisis, it’s important the government follows the evidence and invests in what works.

Our independently commissioned research shows Women’s Centres generate a threefold return on taxpayer funds by keeping women out of prison and easing demand for other services. They do this by working to meet the root causes of crime, including mental ill health, homelessness and domestic abuse.

The Government can make an easy decision to make good on its own strategy for women in the criminal justice system, reduce the women’s prison population and fund community-based Women’s Centres.”