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Children Imprisoned by Circumstance- Robertson

Children Imprisoned by Circumstance- Robertson

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The decision whether to allow a child to live in prison with her/his mother involves two
unpalatable options: do you separate a child from her/his mother or have the child live in prison?
But the issue is much broader than a single decision and the impact on the child is felt before,
during and after the period of imprisonment. At all stages of the criminal justice process, from
the point of arrest to the time of release and reintegration into the community, a woman may
have children living with her. At all of these stages the needs and best interests of the children
should be considered.
The decision whether to allow a child to live in prison with her/his mother involves two
unpalatable options: do you separate a child from her/his mother or have the child live in prison?
But the issue is much broader than a single decision and the impact on the child is felt before,
during and after the period of imprisonment. At all stages of the criminal justice process, from
the point of arrest to the time of release and reintegration into the community, a woman may
have children living with her. At all of these stages the needs and best interests of the children
should be considered.

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Human Rights& RefugeesPublications
 April 2008
EnglishFrancais Espanol 
 
Children Imprisonedby Circumstance
 
by Oliver Robertson
 
Quaker United Nations Ofce
 
Human Rights & Refugees Programme
 April 2008
Quaker United Nations Ofce
EnglishFrancais Espanol 
Children Imprisoned by
Circumstance
By Oliver Robertson
 
The Quaker United Nations Ofce
The Quaker United Nations Ofces (QUNO) located in Geneva and New York represent Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers), an international non-governmental organisation withGeneral Consultative Status at the United Nations.QUNO works to promote the peace and justice concerns of Friends (Quakers) from around theworld at the United Nations and other global institutions. They are supported by the American FriendsService Committee, Britain Yearly Meeting, the worldwide community of Friends and other groups andindividuals.
Women in Prison and Children of Imprisoned Mothers – Project Background
QUNO Geneva, has since 2004 been undertaking research on Women in Prison and the Childrenof Imprisoned Mothers as part of a joint project with the Quaker Council for European Affairs (Brussels),Quaker Peace & Social Witness (UK) and the Friends World Committee for Consultation representation to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and the UN Crime Congress.The project aims to gain a clearer understanding of the particular problems faced by womenprisoners and children of imprisoned mothers and how these problems can be better addressed by governments and policy makers.QUNO’s work on the Women in Prison Project is funded by Irish Aid.
QUNO Women in Prison and Children of Imprisoned Mothers publications
Rachel Taylor (2004)
Women in Prison and Children of Imprisoned Mothers: Preliminary Research Paper 
Marlene Alejos (2005)
Babies and Small Children Residing in Prisons
Megan Bastick (2005)
Women in Prison: a commentary on the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners
(discussion draft – nal version forthcoming)Laurel Townhead (2006)
Women in Prison and Children of Imprisoned Mothers: Recent Developments in theUnited Nations Human Rights System
Laurel Townhead (2007)
Pre-Trial Detention of Women and its impact on their children
Oliver Robertson (2007)
The impact of parental imprisonment on children
All QUNO work is published under a Creative Commons licence. It can be copied, distributed andaltered for non-commercial purposes, provided that the original author is given credit and any alteredwork is published under a licence identical to this one. More information and full details of the licenceare available at http://creativecommons.org.Cover photo: Oliver RobertsonCopies of all QUNO publications can be downloaded free from our website: www.quno.org.Hard copies are available on request.Quaker United Nations OfceAvenue du Mervelet, 131209 GenevaSwitzerlandTel: +41 22 748 48 00Fax: +41 22 748 48 19Email: quno@quno.ch
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