“Geese Theatre Company is a team of theatre practitioners who present interactive theatre and facilitate drama-based group work, staff training and consultation for the probation service, prisons, young offender institutions, youth offending teams, secure hospitals and related agencies throughout the UK and abroad”.
For more information on the Geese Theatre Company projects please see: http://www.geese.co.uk/
“Inside Bitch is a devised ensemble performance from Clean Break’s Members, a playful subversion of the representation of women in prison and how things aren’t quite as seen on TV”.
For further information and tickets see: https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/insidebitch/
Public Policy event on tackling discrimination of BAME women in the Criminal Justice System.
“This crucial symposium will give clinicians, policy makers, local authorities, criminal justice services, and commissioners, the opportunity to address this growing problem. It will review current legislative framework, examine present government and third party reports on discrimination, racism, and mental health in women in the CJS”. See link below for further details:
New TED talk by Maureen Mansfield on the structural implications of restrictive funding models on the women’s sector.
“HMP Holloway was the largest women’s prison in Europe, historically holding numerous infamous female criminals and eliciting intrigue and fascination from the public. The End of the Sentence: Psychotherapy with Female Offenders documents the rich and varied psychotherapeutic work undertaken by dedicated specialists in this intense and often difficult environment, where attempts to provide psychological security were often undermined by conflicting ideas of physical security”.
See the following website for further details:
“Mothers Accused and Abused: Addressing Complex Psychological Needs brings together stories about mothers who are accused of harming, and in some cases killing, their children, children who subsequently harm or kill others and the challenges to professionals who work with them”.
Please see the following website for further information:
“Almost half England’s jails fail to provide adequate medical care to prisoners, says leaked briefing by Care Quality Commission”
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It is worth remembering that the announcement of HMP Holloway was made by George Osborne on 26th November 2015. The inmates were gradually “decanted” (the prison service’s term) from that date.
It is easy to lose track of time and contact with experiences. This is why my colleague, Jessica Collier, and I have edited a book about the 20 years of therapy in Holloway entitled “The Last Sentence” which is due for publication next Spring by Routledge. We and the contributors are determined to honour and document the brilliant work achieved over many years by many therapists on behalf of hundreds of incarcerated women.
‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’ undertakes research into topics that resonate with current concerns in the prison service, including the very high incidence of mental health problems among prisoners, the health of women and maternity services in prison, and responses to addiction and HIV/AIDS.