Podcast: Is Greater Manchester set for a ‘mega-jail’?

Source: http://www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/300176422-listen-greater-manchester-set-%E2%80%98mega-jail%E2%80%99 Is Greater Manchester on the verge of building a ‘mega-prison’? Following initial plans made by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in July of last year to potentially build…

Deaths double in Midland prisons

Deaths double in Midland prisons

Source: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2017/01/28/prison-deaths-double-in-midland-jails/ The number of deaths in prisons across the West Midlands and Staffordshire has more than doubled, new figures show. A total of 23 inmates lost their lives inside…

Empty Cages Collective Workshop at Lancaster University

Empty Cages Collective Workshop at Lancaster University

https://www.facebook.com/events/1225254300885192/ Lancaster People and Planet society and LGBTQ+ are collaborating with a workshop on prison abolition and LGBTQ+ rights Learn about how the prison industrial complex is growing in England…

No More Prisons conference Manchester, March 4-5

No More Prisons conference Manchester, March 4-5

Source: http://www.cape-campaign.org/no-more-prisons-conference-manchester-march-4-5/ We’re excited to announce the first “No More Prisons” conference, March 4-5 2017 in Manchester. We hope to meet each other, coördinate our struggles, share our skills, and…

Protest over Jenny Swift’s death in Doncaster prison

Protest over Jenny Swift’s death in Doncaster prison

Source: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/protest-over-jenny-swifts-death-12492583 Transgender woman Jenny Swift was found dead at HMP Doncaster in December A protest has taken place outside a men’s prison where a transgender woman from Merseyside died….

Take Action to Stop the New Mega Prison in Wellingborough

Source: http://www.cape-campaign.org/take-action-to-stop-the-new-mega-prison-in-wellingborough/ The situation: Wellingborough is set for a new Mega Prison which could have serious repercussions for local people, as well as those harmed by the prison system. On…

Care Not Cages: International Day of Solidarity with Trans Prisoners

Source: http://actionfortranshealth.org.uk/2017/01/22/care-not-cages-international-day-of-solidarity-with-trans-prisoners/ [The following article deals with prisons, policing and systemic oppression of LGBTQ people; as such the article and its linked sources will include references to violence including police brutality,…

Lend Lease Salford Occupied by Prison Protesters

Lend Lease Salford Occupied by Prison Protesters

Source: http://salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=3669 PRISON PROFITEERS NOT WELCOME STATE CAMPAIGN GROUPS Yesterday, the Salford Quays HQ of construction company Lendlease was occupied by groups to highlight the company’s involvement in prison expansion,…