09 November 2017
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Old Fire Station, University of Salford
Discussing new research on maternal imprisonment, and its relevance to policy and practice
Around 4,000 women are imprisoned at any one time in England and Wales. Being a mother has a significant impact on how women adapt to the prison environment, and on their rehabilitation and resettlement needs with consequences for both physical and mental health. Over 17,000 children each year, experience their mother being in prison, which puts a huge emotional and social strain on these families and children.
Having, or being a mother in prison can be devastating for families. At this seminar and workshop we’ll discuss new research on mothering and imprisonment, and its relevance to policy and practice.
This event is aimed at academics, policy makers and practitioners who may, through their work, come into contact with imprisoned mothers and their children. The event will combine seminars and workshops, and will involve listening to the stories of women in prison.
Contact: Dr Kelly Lockwood