Film review: The Assistant

The film was released in a matter of weeks after Harvey Weinstein began his 23-year prison sentence and is inspired by tales of women working in the film industry.

The real issue locked in the women’s prison system

Two Government reports – the Corston Report in 2007 and the Ministry of Justice Female Offender Strategy in 2018 – have revealed that short-term custodial sentences do not work for women. 73% of women sentenced to less than a year reoffend. Despite this the number of short sentences have risen according to the charity Women in Prison. Mancunian Matters spoke to three women on the issues surrounding female sentencing.