2020 by 2020

Together we can reduce the high human and financial cost of prison to our communities, to women who are caught in the cycle of the criminal justice system and to their children and families. Together we can reduce the women’s prison population to 2,020 (or fewer!) by the year 2020 - this is roughly half the current number of women in prison.




“The evidence is there, the expertise, the energy for change and the 2020 ambition – a clear target for us all to work towards. If in 2017 we build the right solutions in every community then by 2020 we will be seeing the social justice victory that makes our response to the issue of women affected by the criminal justice system a national cause for celebration – rather than an international source of shame.”

Women in Prison’s Chief Executive Kate Paradine sets out a call to action for the 2020 Ambition in this article for Russell Webster…READ ARTICLE

WIP trustee Jennifer Joseph argues from personal experience that the Arts play a powerful role in achieving the 2020 Ambition by enabling women to turn their lives, build confidence and self-respect…READ BLOG