UK: Women's prisons: Fresh doubts over government plans

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'The Ministry of Justice has refused to say whether it'll fulfil a pledge it made to build and open five new "community prisons" for women by 2020.

The department has also delayed a female offender strategy that was due to come out a year ago.

And it's emerged that plans for 10,000 new prison places for men are well behind schedule.

This week, the department declined to say whether it remained committed to the community prisons, which were due to open by the end of 2020. A female offender strategy originally slated for early 2017 has also been postponed.

"Our female offender strategy, focused on improving outcomes for women in the community and custody, will be released in the coming months," said a Ministry of Justice spokesperson.'

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More special treatment for women.

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