John Bowden denied parole

Long term anarchist prisoner John Bowden was recently denied parole and is being held hostage by the system because of his beliefs. He has asked that this letter be circulated….

Noise demo at HMP/YOI Bronzefield

Noise demo at HMP/YOI Bronzefield

London Anarchist Black Cross has called a noise demo outside of HMP/YOI Bronzefield in Ashford (Surrey) on the 14th of February from 8-10pm. Bronzefield is the largest women’s prison in…

International Day of Solidarity with Trans Prisoners

International Day of Solidarity with Trans Prisoners

On International Day of Solidarity with Trans Prisoners, the Empty Cages Collective mourns and rages against the systematic murder and mistreatment of and disproportionate numbers of trans people in the prison…

Year of Action against Prison Expansion 2019

Year of Action against Prison Expansion 2019

Our friends at Community Action on Prison Expansion are calling for a year of action against prison expansion in 2019: We are asking for groups and individuals to take action…

Tattoo Circus London this April 2019

Tattoo Circus London this April 2019

From: https://network23.org/londonabc/2019/01/08/tattoo-circus-london-2019/ London Tattoo Circus is happening on the 6th of April 2019. There’s bunch of stuff on. Workshops and discussion, tattooing and piercing, bands an music, performance and kids…

From borders to prisons: the politics of abolition

From borders to prisons: the politics of abolition

Check out this article in Red Pepper about prison abolition: https://www.redpepper.org.uk/from-borders-to-prisons-the-politics-of-abolition/ An abolitionist politics seeks to end the violence of the state in systems like prison and immigration detention, and…

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…

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