Police ‘need to offer female offenders support not prison’

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Root causes of female offending are usually drug or alcohol addiction, mental health issues or lack of money. The report says too often women are not being offered help for these vulnerabilities, but jailed with disastrous effects on their children and their ability to access the housing and employment they need for a crime-free life. Read more from The Guardian. The full report is available to download: 20180724_pcc_report_-_a_long_way_from_home