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By Ruth Chigwada-Bailey

An incisive account of ways the a number of dangers of race, gender and sophistication come jointly to create deeper degrees of discrimination and unfair remedy within the legal technique. Written by means of one of many UK's best ladies commentators during this box, who has discovered a robust area of interest in gender and discrimination stories.

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The highest proportion of minority ethnic staff can be found at Holloway, with 29 per cent, followed by Pentonville with 28 per cent and Brixton and Wormwood Scrubs, both with 22 per cent. However, it is a very different picture nationally. Three prisons-Hewell Grange, Kirkham and North Sea Camp-had no minority ethnic staff at all. g. 55 per cent of prisoners were from a minority ethnic group, but only two members of staff. Similarly at Send, another women/s prison, 60 per cent of prisoners were from a minority ethnic group, but only three staff members.

G. have always had to work and function outside conventional roles. In understanding the forces affecting women as a whole it is necessary to acknowledge and incorporate into the debate the complex interconnections between racial, sexual and economic disadvantage and oppression in the lives of black women. Andrea Canaan, in her essay 'Brownness' describes her experience: The fact is I am brown and female, and my growth and development are tied to the entire community. I must nurture and develop brown self, woman, man and child.

Similar attitudes apply to foreign nationals, who are accounting for an increasing proportion of the female prison population: the fact that they may have committed crimes out of extreme poverty as the only way of providing for their families is unlikely to be seen as reducing culpability. They are likely to be judged not as women driven to great lengths to support their families, but as women who have left their families, who have neglected their responsibilities to their children and other dependants.

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