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Prisons and Courts Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:02 pm on 20th March 2017.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee 7:02 pm, 20th March 2017

I totally endorse everything that my hon. Friend says. She sets out the tragedy of the difficulties that women in prison face in maintaining family contact. Their children often end up in care or being farmed out to family members who cannot travel long distances. In particular, for Welsh women, children have to travel to England to see their mum in prison. This damages the family cohesion that is so vital to rehabilitation.