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Sentencing of mothers: Improving the sentencing process and outcomes for women with dependent children

The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) project on the sentencing of mothers is intended to promote better outcomes for women offenders and their children. It reflects the emphasis in the United Nations Bangkok Rules on the need to consider alternatives to custody for women with dependent children. PRT is also a member of the Families Left Behind initiative calling for more to be done to ensure the wellbeing of any children or other dependents when a custodial sentence has been imposed.