Watch: Financial Crime & Pregnancy In Prison

Discussing the circumstances for pregnant women in UK prisons

Published: 31st March 2022

We recently held a webinar presenting the research of expert Dr Lucy Baldwin on the shocking circumstances for pregnant women in UK prisons, particularly for non-violent offences, following the tragic case of Louise Powell. We considered the experiences of women who are pregnant and suitable for alternatives to custodial sentences and the international and domestic legal issues on punishment and human rights.

Presented by Dr Felicity Gerry QC and Dr Lucy Baldwin

Felicity is well known for her 4 year project on Women in Prison for Lexis Nexis and for taking sentencing appeals for mothers involved in financial crime. Dr Lucy Baldwin is a Senior lecturer in Criminology based in the Community & Criminal Justice Division of the Health and Life Sciences faculty at De Montfort University. Lucy’s research focuses on the impact of maternal imprisonment on mothers, children, and their wider families.


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