2.What, in your view, are the main reasons for the steep increase in the women’s prison population over the last ten years?
3. Do you think a different type of woman has been going into prison over the last ten years?
4.What do you think magistrates and judges hope that prison will achieve? 4a. Does it? 4b. Why do you say that?
5a. Do you think that women’s experience of prison is different to men’s? 5b. Are prisons recognising and addressing these differences?
Part 2 Resettlement (In this section we are asking for your professional views on what you know about the resettlement of released women prisoners.)
6. What are the main difficulties facing women when they come out of prison?
Can you rank them.
determining a woman’s ability to settle (or not) after prison?
8. Does the length of sentence affect a woman’s ability to settle?