i. HM Government (2016) Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2016-2020, (757 kB) p.8.

ii. Ministry of Justice (2013) Gender differences in substance misuse and mental health amongst prisoners.

iii. In these expectations, the term ‘leader’ refers to anyone with leadership or management responsibility in the prison system. We will direct our narrative at the level of leadership which has the most capacity to influence a particular outcome.

iv. Dependants refers to a person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support.

v. Prison Rules 1999, Rule 21 (1): A registered medical practitioner working within the prison shall report to the governor on the case of any prisoner whose health is likely to be injuriously affected by continued imprisonment or any conditions of imprisonment. The governor shall send the report to the Secretary of State without delay, together with his own recommendations.

vi. ACCT refers to assessment, care in custody and teamwork, a case management system for prisoners at risk of suicide and self-harm.

vii. Solitary confinement is when women are confined for 22 hours or more a day without meaningful human contact (United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, Rule 44).