Alla Pokras on Female Prisoners with Children: a Complete Re-think of Current Approach Needed

posted 12 Apr 2012, 14:18 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Apr 2012, 14:18 ]
Vera Vasileva , 05/04/12 


· Prisoners  · Rights of Children has previously reported on the problems facing mothers with babies and children in prison. Today we return to this subject with Alla Pokras, programme coordinator at Penal Reform International who answered questions put to her by our correspondent Vera Vasilieva.

Russia's penitentiary system has 46 penal colonies for women. Thirteen of these have children's homes attached to them, containing children who have accompanied their mothers to prison. According to data provided by the Federal Penitentiary Service, as of 1 March 2012 there were 775 children living in prison. [Read more]