The rise in prison suicides in England and WalesVia Mo, J4MB: This lengthy piece on the website ‘OpenDemocracyUK’. Lorraine Atkinson is a Senior Policy Officer at the Howard League for Penal Reform. As we’d expect from anyone working for the HLPR, there’s not a single sentence in the article referring to the gendered nature of prisons, with 95% of prisoners being men.
The HLPR is not alone in its anti-male bias. The following can be found on our party’s Wikipedia page, the statements by Jenny Earle of the Prison Reform Trust are outright lies:
The party co-hosted the second International Conference on Men’s Issues in London, between 8 and 10 July 2016 in association with A Voice for Men. Conservative member of parliament Philip Davies, a member of the Justice Select Committee, spoke to the conference asserting that the criminal justice system favours women’s over men’s rights. [J4MB: He provided plenty of evidence to prove his ‘assertion’.]At times people have posted evidence on our Wikipedia entry, proving that these statements are lies, but that material has always been removed by feminist editors. Last month we posted a piece, Feminist manipulations of the J4MB Wikipedia entry. It includes an example of the text removed by feminist editors.
Jenny Earle, director of Prison Reform Trust’s programme for reducing women’s imprisonment [J4MB: our emphasis – the PRT has no programme for reducing men’s imprisonment] in response said, “The evidence is not that women are treated more leniently. In fact they are twice as likely as men to receive a custodial sentence for a first offence, and the main offence for which women are imprisoned is theft and shoplifting”.