Human Rights Committee evidence released
The oral evidence submitted to the committee has now been published.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights has been examining outcomes for the children of imprisoned Mothers. It has been hearing evidence from panels of experts, government ministers and service users. Transcripts of the oral evidence given between 13th February and the 13th March 2019 have now been published and are able to be downloaded here. Those giving evidence included; Lina and Georgia - family members who described their experiences around maternal imprisonment, Edward Agar - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Nadhim Zahawi - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Lucy Baldwin - Academic and Researcher, Stuart Harrington - Barnardo's NICCO, Dr Samantha Callan - advisor to Lord Farmer, Naomi Delap - Director of Birth Companions, Dr Laura Abbott - Senior Lecturer, Dr Jo Easton - Magistrates Association, Dr Jenny Earle - Prison Reform Trust, Dr Shona Minson - Academic Criminologist and Lord Justice Holroyde, Sentencing Council