The Corston Report was published in March 2007 by Baroness Jean Corston who identified a number of key issues:
- The need for high level governance and better mechanisms for cross-departmental working;
- That there should be an Inter-Ministerial Group to provide governance;
- A ‘Women’s Commission’ should be established to bring together officials from the relevant departments; and
- A ‘champion’ for women should be appointed with the profile and authority to drive forward the changes.
Recommendations covered each of these areas:
- Community provision
As McKenzie Friends, we have visited a number of mothers and fathers whose kids were snatched, and have identified child snatching as one of Seven Deadly Syndromes and Seven Media Cover-Ups.
In our next public meeting at the House of Commons (15th January), we will attempt to ‘close the gaps’:
- between the good intentions of this (and other) reports and the harsh realities we have encountered
- between the online world and the mainstream media
- between the government and the voting public.
- UN expert: judicial corruption threatens rule of law (jurist.org)
- The prison service’s treatment of women is shameful (guardian.co.uk)
- Women and the criminal justice system: what do the latest statistics show? (guardian.co.uk)
- Women In The Criminal Justice System (crimlinks.wordpress.com)
- New prisoner rehabilitation plan unworkable, says Labour peer Baroness Corston (independent.co.uk)
- Women are suffering in prison (newstatesman.com)