“Prisons do not reduce harm or solve social problems. Throwing a government report at the treatment of women and non-binary prisoners is not going to help. Nor is making prisons gender-conscious. After all, prisons and the caging of human bodies are deeply rooted in a world of male dominance and interpersonal violence. It will take more than another review or a gender-attuned prison culture to address the patriarchal roots of the prison system.”

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