"Nobody's pretending that it's ideal": Conflict, Women and Imprisonment in Northern Ireland

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


This article analyses the experience of women in prison in Northern Ireland, within the context of a society emerging from violent conflict. It documents how women's imprisonment has been affected by the long term impact of the Conflict on the penal system in Northern Ireland and concludes that transformative change is necessary to ensure better compliance with human rights standards.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-125
JournalPrison Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010



  • imprisonment
  • women
  • human rights

Cite this