• The Impact of Short Sentences on Mothers 

      This article, originally commissioned for the European Journal of Parental Imprisonment (Winter 2015 ed) explores the impact of short sentences on mothers , the appropriateness and proportionality of custodial sentences ...
    • Mothers Behind Bars 

      Baldwin, Lucy (Article)
      This article highlights the issue of the increasing number of mothers behind bars and the failure of the courts to adhere to the Article 8 Rights of the Child (ECHR)
    • Mothers Confined ;Part 1 Over the Threshold 

      Baldwin, Lucy (Article)
      This three part series for the Halsbury Law Exchange' think tank' explores issues surrounding the sentencing of mothers to custody. The article outlines areas where sentencers are 'failing' to take into account current ...
    • Mothers Confined:part 2. Over the Threshold 

      Baldwin, Lucy (Article)
      This section of the 3 part article highlights the number of women serving custodial sentences for non violent offences and would therefore often be appropriately dealt with by means of a community disposal. The article ...
    • Mothers in Jail: At What price Justice. 

      Baldwin, Lucy (Article)
      This article explores the 'cost' of sending mothers to prison emotionally socially, psychologically and economically. ..The article explores the apparent justification of custody over community based alternatives - ...
    • Parents in Prison :Fair doesnt have to mean same . 

      Baldwin, Lucy (Article)
      This article explores the interpretation of 'equal ' treatment and proportionality of punishment in relation to mothers and fathers sentenced to custody . It argues that 'punishment' is often disproportionate in relation ...
    • Rules of Confinement :Time for Changing the Game 

      Baldwin, Lucy (Article)
      The female prison population has more than doubled since 1995 - with currently around 12.500 women sentenced to custody annually resulting in around 18-20000 children a year being affected by maternal incarceration. Sixty ...
    • What is the Purpose of Punishment 

      Baldwin, Lucy (Article)
      This article seeks to explore the political climate and its relationship with attitudes to punishment and perception of what actually constitutes punishment . It s a comment piece asking for a critical review of sentencing ...