Reducing Women’s Imprisonment in the UK


In collaboration with the Prison Reform Trust, Soroptimists in the UK have obtained data for a report to Government on alternatives to prison for women offenders.

There was a launch for England in the Churchill Dining Room of The House of Commons in London on 25th March 2013 attended by Jenny King from Swindon (on the right in photo) and three other Soroptimists from Clubs in our Region.

Jenny also attended Bristol Club’s Conference”Reducing Women’s Imprisonment” on September 9th.  She was impressed to learn about the work of Eden House a Women’s Centre in Bristol.

A visit was made to Isis Womens Centre in Gloucester, when it was hoped another similar Centre would be opened in Swindon. S I Swindon were delighted when this happened and hope to be able to work with the Centre once it is fully established

S I Swindon made a full report of local findings to Region and all Regions’ reports were passed on to the Prison Reform Trust who have now (2015) presented a  professional report to the government using the information and statistics obtained by all the clubs in Great Britain.