Prison Reform

1800s

Prisons

Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, establish a more effective penal system, or implement alternatives to incarceration.

Facts

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2. There are 2,500 children in prison.

3. Women given life sentences spend on average two years longer in jail than male lifers despite evidence that they are less likely to re-offend.

4. There are more than 70,000 men in prison
5. The majority of women are in prison for very short sentences – under six months

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