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Dignity of female detainees in police cells compromised

The Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) says that women in England and Wales are often held in police cells without access to hygienic sanitary protection or facilities for washing and changing.

Many are not able to speak to a female police officer, they said.

In 2016/17, 119,937 females were arrested in England and Wales out of a total 779,660 people arrested. The maximum period of detention in custody is usually four days.

The way menstruating detainees are being treated in police detention could be in breach of human rights and equality laws, says the IVCA, which monitors the treatment of detainees. An example of how cuts in the police funding limit the care they ought to be providing! 4/1/2018