This paper presents the stories of six ACT women with a variety of lived prison experiences and other institutions, which included juvenile detention centres, mental health/psychiatric facilities and children’s homes.  Information was also gathered from eight ACT women’s service providers who regularly support women with lived experience. The experiences of all of these women were recorded, and the content analysed. It is hoped the findings will assist counsellors, social workers, case managers and other professionals who support women with lived prison experience to better meet their needs.

Invisible Bars – The stories behind the stats

Invisible Bars – The stories behind the stats