Exploring… a mother’s rights in the justice system

In this week’s episode, Edwina explores what rights mothers in the justice system have. She speaks to Kate Lill, Women Prisoners Caseworker at the Prisoners’ Advice Service, whose role involves providing free legal advice to women in prison, and making sure they are able to assert their rights.


Prisoners’ Advice Service (PAS) are a charity providing free legal advice to those in prison. They run a dedicated freephone number for women in prison providing them with advice on a range of matters including Family Law. One of their desired outcomes of their work with women is that, even though they are imprisoned, mothers are able to assert their legal rights in relation to their children and engage effectively in Family Law proceedings.


In this episode, Kate explains some of the challenges she helps women navigate, and highlights how the lack of information offered to women around their rights as a mother is having devastating implications for them and their children.


To learn more about the work of PAS follow them on Twitter @PrisonersAdvice

Or visit their website www.prisonersadvice.org.uk

If you are in prison and need legal advice, please find PAS contact information here: www.prisonersadvice.org.uk/about/how-we-do-it/

Read more about the One Small Thing charity here.

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