The Committee undertook this inquiry to address concerns about the imprisonment of Welsh prisoners outside Wales. At present there are only four prisons in Wales, all in the South, and there is little provision for juveniles and no prisons for women. The overcrowding means that Welsh prisoners have a reduced chance of serving their sentence near home and reduces the chances of successful resettlement on release. The Committee believe there should be new prison places in North Wales, separate provision for young offenders and a new approach to women prisoners along the lines suggested by Baroness Corston. The report also address concerns about support services for mental illness amongst prisoners, the amount of Welsh language provision and education services.In 2005 the Award Scheme was extended to probation staff in England and Wales working with offenders in the community. Criminal justice social work staff in Scotland and probation staff in Northern Ireland joined the Scheme in 2006.
|Title||:||Welsh Prisoners in the Prison Estate|
|Author||:||Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Welsh Affairs Committee, Welsh Affairs Committee Parliament Great Britain House of Commons|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2007-06-06|