Ex-women’s Prison ‘Should Now Help Survivors Of Abuse’

https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a3b4-Ex-womens-prison-should-now-help-survivors-of-abuse#.WSw6yzHLdj4 Sisters Uncut occupy Holloway roof to deliver their own election message FEMINIST activists occupied an abandoned north London women’s prison at the weekend to put the needs of domestic…

Warsaw 3 – A Call for Solidarity Actions on May 31st 2017

Source: https://325.nostate.net/2017/05/13/warsaw-3-a-call-for-solidarity-actions-on-may-31st-2017/ Dear Friends, We have been waiting for over a year for the trial of the Warsaw 3. Today, we send this call out for solidarity actions on the…

Revolution and Restorative Justice: An Anarchist Perspective

Revolution and Restorative Justice: An Anarchist Perspective

Source: https://abolitionjournal.org/revolution-restorative-justice-anarchist-perspective/ by Peter Kletsan  [This intervention is part of the Abolition journal’s first issue.] Introduction Restorative justice has been popularized in recent decades as a respectful and humane alternative to…

Counter-terrorism unit to tackle extremism in jails in England and Wales

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/02/counter-terrorism-unit-to-tackle-extremism-in-jails-in-england-and-wales Hundred-strong taskforce will examine intelligence to assess danger posed by radicalisation behind bars A specialist team of counter-terrorism experts will be established next week as the government steps…

Prison statistics reveal big rise in self-harm and assaults on staff

Prison statistics reveal big rise in self-harm and assaults on staff

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/27/prison-statistics-reveal-big-rise-in-assaults-on-staff-and-self-harm Latest Ministry of Justice data for England and Wales shows 38% rise in assaults on staff and 24% rise in self-harm incidents The scale of the prison crisis…

Teenager killed himself in prison after getting deportation letter

Teenager killed himself in prison after getting deportation letter

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/28/teenager-killed-himself-in-prison-after-getting-deportation-letter Ondrej Suha was found hanged in his cell after reading that he could be sent back to Slovakia, which he left at age of four Helen Pidd North…

‘Down with patriarchy: On the social, racist & patriarchal problems faced by women in prison’ – Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade (Germany)

Source: https://325.nostate.net/2017/03/09/down-with-patriarchy-on-the-social-racist-patriarchal-problems-faced-by-women-in-prison-letter-from-imprisoned-anarchist-comrade-germany/#more-21333 Here we publish a letter from our anarchist comrade who is locked up in a German prison, in Köln, since several months. She is accused of carrying out…

These Vulnerable Women Were Illegally Strip-Searched In A Private Prison

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilydugan/these-vulnerable-women-were-illegally-strip-searched-in-a?utm_term=.pt9W2j6O#.vbyKPm35 A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals prison officers have been illegally strip-searching prisoners, including victims of sexual violence and those with severe mental health issues. Vulnerable women in a…

Three suicides last year at Eastwood Park women’s prison near Bristol Road

Three suicides last year at Eastwood Park women’s prison near Bristol Road

Source: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/three-suicides-last-year-at-eastwood-park-women-s-prison-near-bristol/story-30191727-detail/story.html Three inmates at a women’s prison near Bristol took their own lives last year, Government inspectors have reported. Eastwood Park near Wotton-under-Edge has seen the number of inmates…

New prison law will let UK mobile networks deploy IMSI catchers

Source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/27/prison_courts_bill_imsi_catcher_wireless_interference/ Walked past a jail? Expect to become a crime suspect The Prisons and Courts Bill, introduced to Parliament last week, will force UK mobile networks to deploy fake…

Reclaiming Holloway Homes

Reclaiming Holloway Homes

Source: http://www.redpepper.org.uk/reclaiming-holloway-homes/ The government is closing old, inner-city jails. Rebecca Roberts looks at what happens next As 2016 drew to a close, activists and former prisoners gathered outside prisons across the…

UK prisons ‘holding child inmates in solitary confinement against UN torture rules’

UK prisons ‘holding child inmates in solitary confinement against UN torture rules’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-prisons-child-inmates-solitary-confinement-un-torture-rules-young-offenders-institutes-break-jail-a7591781.html Exclusive: Investigation exposes serious allegations of international human rights breaches at young offenders institutions in the UK British prisons are holding child inmates in solitary confinement in an alleged breach…

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