It is with deep sorrow that I remember Pauline Campbell who died a year ago today.She dedicated her life, after the tragic death of her daughter Sarah in Styal prison in 2003, to campaigning for prisons to be abolished."They do not work" was the message she brought before politicians and the general public.She was warm, loyal, caring and above all honest. I believe that some of the politicians in whom she put her trust are not fit to hold a candle to her. If they had gone a little way towards meeting her demands for a better deal for women in prison she might still be alive today.
Her heroine of all time was Elizabeth Fry. She her self was so proud to be called a modern suffragette.(see Death at the Hands of the State Prof.David Wilson p54 Howard League for Penal Reform)