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(HO45/11543/73)

THE CRIMINAL WOMAN.

Grown women are alike the puzzle and
the despair of the prison reformer. At
the present time 80 per cent. of the women
in gaol are "old hands" - they have re-
turned again and again; there are nearly
3,000 women to-day in prison who have re-
turned for the 20th time.
Experience shows that to imprison a
woman is the worst possible course to
pursue, and other more-successful methods
are now available. The house of deten-
tion and the Borstal system show most
encouraging results.