Prisoner dies after ‘drug overdose’ at HMP Forest Bank in Salford

Prisoner dies after ‘drug overdose’ at HMP Forest Bank in Salford

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/30/hmp-forest-bank-prisoner-dies-suspected-drug-overdose-spice-greater-manchester Death at prison which was under pressure to tackle use of new psychoactive substances is 16th in England and Wales in a month. A prisoner has died after…

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…

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…

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,…

Strangeways Prison Protest Rocks Bury Road – Manchester

Source: http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=3524 Star date: 22nd October 2016 FREE CHRIS BLAINE PROTEST AT STRANGEWAYS Campaigners waved banners, played music and chanted outside Strangeways Prison last night to draw attention to the…

The Northern Frontline against Prisons

The Northern Frontline against Prisons

This week, members of the Empty Cages Collective and Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee (IWOC) WISE-RA are touring the North of England to speak about prison expansion and the harm of…

Manchester Says No to a New “Mega-Prison”

Manchester Says No to a New “Mega-Prison”

Yesterday, Wednesday August 10th, Manchester residents and supporters marked International Prisoner Justice day by demanding that local councils reject proposals for a new “mega-prison”. The group assembled at Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square…

Tell GMCA: No New Manchester Prisons!

Tell GMCA: No New Manchester Prisons!

Where: Manchester Town Hall, ALBERT SQUARE, M60 8 Manchester, United Kingdom August 10th is Prisoners’ Justice Day, an international call for “mourning, remembrance, advocacy and protest” in solidarity with those…

New jail planned for Greater Manchester

New jail planned for Greater Manchester

 Source: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/new-prison-greater-manchester-budget-11045929 A new prison could be built in Greater Manchester, the M.E.N. can reveal. The new jail is being planned as the Chancellor prepares to hand even more powers…