A Strategic Plan for Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) for Women: Lessons from Abroad
Author: Erika Kates, Ph.D.
Year Published: 2012
This Fact Sheet outlines women offenders’ circumstances and problems in the UK and the comprehensiveness of current efforts to address the inequities they experience. The UK’s efforts at reform provide a valuable casestudy for many other countries, including the US, as they struggle with escalating prison populations, high rates of recidivism and skyrocketing costs. We hope this information can inform Massachusetts efforts to respond more effectively to women in the criminal justice system.