The ICPR World Female Imprisonment List

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On 9 November 2017, The Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) launched its fourth edition of the World Female Imprisonment List.

The latest list shows that the female prison population has risen by about 53 per cent since 2000, with more than 714,000 women and girls currently in prison around the world. Catherine Heard, Director of the ICPR’s World Prison Research Programme, wrote a blog which dissects the data.

Olivia Rope, PRI’s Policy and Programme Manager, was a speaker at the launch event alongside Roy Walmsley and Lady Edwina Grosvenor.

Olivia’s presentation looked at ‘What  characteristics predominate among women prisoners?’, and drew upon resources including PRI’s research on community service and probation for women in Kenya, a report with Linklaters on Women who kill in response to domestic violence, and the Who are women prisoners? series.