Women in Prison - The Real Story
What Can You Do?
If watching Bad Girls and finding out about the reality has made you want to do something about women in prison, you can donate money to Women in Prison, a charity which both campaigns on the issues of women's imprisonment and provides services including access to education and training for women in prison and ex-prisoners.
If you want to give your time, energy and skills, Women in Prison also uses volunteers or could advise you how to volunteer with other organisations providing help and support to women in prison.
Women in Prison,
3b Aberdeen Studios,
22 Highbury Grove,
Or ring 0207 226 5879 or visit the website for further details.
This background information was prepared by Una Padel and Jackie King of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies with the help of Juliet Lyon of the Prison Reform Trust. The information used came from the Home Office, HM Prison Service, the Prison Reform Trust and the Howard League for Penal Reform.
For further information on the issues covered in this section, please visit The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies website.