Former Lord Advocate warns too many women are being imprisoned

A former Lord Advocate has warned that too many women are being jailed instead of given community service.

Dame Elish Angiolini QC made the comments five years after a commission examining how the justice system treats women called for extensive reform.

She went on to say that while many of the recommendation had been realised, there was still work to be done.

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