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Alternative processes

Incarceration of women & girls for non-payment of civil fines and/or fees should be abolished. Instead of incarceration for non-payment of fines and/or fees, states should:

a) Provide free rehabilitation, support and assistance services to girls & women, and

 

b) If/when needed, require completion of community-service in place of payment of outstanding fines and/or fees.

All preventative, rehabilitative and alternative measures regarding preventing girls & women from entering a penal facility should be considered and/or taken by state officials when deciding on punitive measures to take.

Incarceration for more serious crimes should come as a last resort and be met with compassionate and trauma informed judgement. All concerned parties should always use a critical analysis of patriarchal/systemic oppression of women & girls and how that applies to crimes committed when sentencing girls & women.

 

All concerned parties should always use a critical analysis of patriarchal and systemic oppression of women & girls and how that applies to crimes committed when sentencing girls & women. All concerned parties should also take into consideration all of the information included herein* regarding traumatic brain injury and females, all of the information included herein* regarding females and domestic abuse, and all of the information included herein* regarding incarcerated females and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and how this applies to crimes committed, when sentencing girls & women.

"The incarceration of women and girls is an obstacle to the achievement of equity between the two sexes."

- J. Williams

* Included herein the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Incarcerated Girls and Women

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