Prison Island Tour this October

Prison Island Tour this October

Corporate Watch, who have been actively researching prison expansion, are going on tour! They will be promoting their new report, Prison Island, at events across England and Wales. The events…

New Podcast: Prison Island on the Lockdown

New Podcast: Prison Island on the Lockdown

A researcher at Corporate Watch and organiser with Community Action on Prison Expansion was recently interviewed on Lockdown Podcast about the British government’s plans for prison expansion, how this will…

Inside Britain’s Close Supervision Centres: Prisons within prisons

Inside Britain’s Close Supervision Centres: Prisons within prisons

Source: https://corporatewatch.org/inside-britains-close-supervision-centres-prisons-within-prisons/ Corporate Watch recently interviewed ex-prisoner Kyle Major about his experiences in Close Supervision Centres (CSCs). These are Britain’s highest security prisons and have been described by prisoners as…

Don’t miss Bristol Tattoo Circus

Don’t miss Bristol Tattoo Circus

This year, on the weekend of 3rd and 4th November, Bristol will host its first ever Tattoo Circus. It will be a weekend full of tattoos from local and international…

Support the Frack Free Four

Support the Frack Free Four

Three people have recently been sent to prison for 15 and 16 months for an anti-fracking action (one was on remand and was just released). Please learn more about their…

Prison is not the answer

Prison is not the answer

Source: https://www.redpepper.org.uk/prison-is-not-the-answer/ A humane society shouldn’t be caging up vulnerable people. Jasmine Ahmed of CAPE (Community Action on Prison Expansion) argues for radical alternatives. More police, and more power in the…

Prisoner Solidarity Training with IWOC

Prisoner Solidarity Training with IWOC

Our friends at IWOC (Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee) are organising a Prisoner Solidarity Training in London. We’d definitely encourage anyone to go who is interested in learning more about prisoner…

Action alert: Stop the harassment of Kevan Thakrar

Action alert: Stop the harassment of Kevan Thakrar

From: https://iwoc.iww.org.uk/2018/08/18/action-alert-stop-the-harassment-of-kevan-thakrar/ About Kevan Thakrar is an IWW member and miscarriage of justice who has served over a decade in prison. He was moved to the Close Supervision Centre at…

Support Eric King and his family with cancer

Support Eric King and his family with cancer

The Empty Cages Collective would like to encourage everyone possible to donate to this crowdfunder: https://www.gofundme.com/surviving-cancer-and-a-car-accident Eric King is a long-term anarchist prisoner, you can read more about his case…

New Zine: Starting an Anarchist Black Cross – A Guide

New Zine: Starting an Anarchist Black Cross – A Guide

Source: https://solidarity.international/index.php/2018/07/07/new-zine-starting-an-anarchist-black-cross-a-guide/ The Anarchist Black Cross is an international network of anarchist groups and individuals engaged in practical solidarity with prisoners and broader anti-repression struggles that started over 100 years…

Kevan Thakrar has been moved!

Kevan Thakrar has been moved!

Prisoner Kevan Thakrar has now been moved to the Close Supervision Centre at HMP Whitemoor. Please send your post to this address! Please enclose an SAE with your letter (stamped…

Call Out: International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners 2018

Call Out: International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners 2018

Just a reminder of the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners this August! From: https://solidarity.international/index.php/2018/05/01/call-out-international-week-of-solidarity-with-anarchist-prisoners-2018/ We are coming back with global week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners. Since last…

New Publication: Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition

New Publication: Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition

The Empty Cages Collective and the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee (IWOC) in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England have published a joint publication called Prisoner Writings on Prison Abolition. Download it…

New IWOC Newsletter: The Imprisoned Worker #1

New IWOC Newsletter: The Imprisoned Worker #1

Our friends at the Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee have produced a new newsletter called The Imprisoned Worker. We share their post: https://iwoc.iww.org.uk/2018/06/29/new-iwoc-newsletter-the-imprisoned-worker-1/ This zine has been put together by the…

Support the Lewes 5

Support the Lewes 5

From: https://iwoc.iww.org.uk/2018/06/26/support-the-lewes-5/ About: Five defendants are due to stand trial at Hove crown court on charges of prison mutiny, criminal damage (£239,259.91) and violent disorder in relation to an incident…

Prisoners could help fill post-Brexit workforce gap, says minister

Prisoners could help fill post-Brexit workforce gap, says minister

This article demonstrates the expected escalation in the exploitation of prison labour in the coming months and years ahead. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/24/david-gauke-prisoner-employment-strategy David Gauke launches strategy to improve prisoners’ work skills…

How to Organize a Prison Strike

How to Organize a Prison Strike

Source: https://psmag.com/social-justice/how-to-organize-a-prison-strike By Arvind Dilawar (Photo: jodylehigh/Pixabay) Organizers inside and outside of the penitentiary walls are teaming up—and getting creative—to fight for reform. “There are various industries that are run…

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