14 December 2023, The Tablet

Doing time – love, guilt, remorse, regret, hope

by Holly Westwood

Many women find the season triggers memories that bring sadness and pain. Self-harm becomes even more common.

Doing time – love, guilt, remorse, regret, hope

What should be a joyous time of year is tainted by long hours spent in confinement?
photo: alamy, andrew fox

In the third of our Advent series on Christmas behind bars, a mother of two who is five years into a prison sentence misses her children.
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