Kathleen Lynch: Women’s prisons are proof we haven’t learned enough from Magdalene laundries

Sending women to prison for short-term sentences is known to have a profound impact on their children. Photo: Tim Ockenden/PA

Kathleen Lynch

We look back in shame at how Magdalene laundries and psychiatric institutions were used by Irish families to hide their unwanted, including thousands of girls and women, for much of the 20th century.

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