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Human Rights Committee begins inquiry into children whose mothers are in prison

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has begun an inquiry into children whose mothers are in prison.

Research suggests that only five per cent of children with a mother in prison remain in the family home during their mother's imprisonment; whereas most children with a father in prison remain with their mother.

The committee began its inquiry on 8 February with a session in which the committee spoke to mothers who have been in prison and to a person who was a child when their mother was imprisoned.

To view the session, click here. For more details of the inquiry, click here.