The Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a report on the Right to family life: Children whose mothers are in prison.
After hearing powerful evidence, MPs and Peers propose urgent reform to data collection, sentencing, support for children, and pregnancy and maternity for mothers in prison.
Human Rights Committee Chair Harriet Harman said:
“The right of a child to family life is only given lip service when their mothers are sent to prison.
The harmful effects of a mother going to prison start at sentencing and continue for years, even after the mother is released.”
The report can be downloaded below, or go to the Joint Committee on Human Rights web page