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…

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…

Truss’ big plans for prison reform have no substance behind them

Truss’ big plans for prison reform have no substance behind them

Source: http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2016/11/16/truss-big-plans-for-prison-reform-have-no-substance-behind-t By The Tartan Con Liz Truss’ white paper on prison safety was widely anticipated. We’re in the middle of a prison crisis and there was hope that the…

Bedford riot highlights appalling conditions in UK prisons

Bedford riot highlights appalling conditions in UK prisons

Source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/11/09/pris-n09.html By John Newham and Robert Stevens 9 November 2016 More than 200 inmates at Bedford prison, southern England, rioted Sunday evening. Footage from inside the facility posted online…

Government formally announces Wellingborough Prison plans

Government formally announces Wellingborough Prison plans

Source: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/update-government-formally-announces-wellingborough-prison-plans-1-7660585 By Stephanie Weaver The Ministry of Justice has officially announced that a new category C prison will be built on the site of the mothballed Wellingborough Prison. The…

Prisons to get ‘biggest overhaul in a generation’

Prisons to get ‘biggest overhaul in a generation’

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37854358 Prisons in England and Wales are to see their biggest overhaul in a generation, Justice Secretary Liz Truss has said. She unveiled a White Paper detailing £1.3bn investment…

Incarcerated Workers Event in London this November

Incarcerated Workers Event in London this November

Incarcerated Workers in the UK A joint event by Incarcerated Workers, London IWW and Radical Assembly South East London A talk by members of the Incarcerated Workers Organising Commitee on…

Prisons: places of harm and dehabilitation

Prisons: places of harm and dehabilitation

Important article highlighting current conditions in the British Prison System. Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/openjustice/prisons-places-of-harm-and-dehabilitation Dr David Scott 1 November 2016 Liz Truss promises penal reform but it places profits over people and…

PROTEST the European Custody and Detention Summit, 15 November

PROTEST the European Custody and Detention Summit, 15 November

From: https://downsizingcriminaljustice.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/boycott-the-european-custody-and-detention-summit/ On the 15th and 16th of November, the European Custody and Detention Summit is taking place at The Tower of London, described by the organisers as ‘the world’s original…

Action Alert: Get Carrie to HMP Foston Hall

Action Alert: Get Carrie to HMP Foston Hall

Sharing from the Smash IPP Campaign: https://smashipp.noflag.org.uk/support-carrie/ Carrie Duxberry is an IPP prisoner. Her tariff to serve before her first parole was 2 years. She is now into her 7th…

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…

The Private Prison Industry’s New Criminal Justice Ventures

The Private Prison Industry’s New Criminal Justice Ventures

Source: CityLab http://www.citylab.com/crime/2016/09/the-private-prison-industrys-new-criminal-justice-ventures/499964/ Detainees leave the the cafeteria at the Stewart Detention Facility, a Corrections Corporation of America center in Lumpkin, Georgia. (Kate Brumback/AP) The Department of Justice’s sudden announcement…

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