Trauma, Death and Profits – Youth Prisons in the UK

Trauma, Death and Profits – Youth Prisons in the UK

Source: https://corporatewatch.org/news/2017/sep/06/trauma-abuse-and-deaths-youth-prisons-uk This August, Corporate Watch were asked to support a Global Week of Action to Shut Youth Prisons by providing research about Youth Prisons in the UK. This article…

Day of Action Against Youth Prisons – London

Day of Action Against Youth Prisons – London

Demo at the Australian Embassy What: Demonstration at the Australian Embassy When: 10.00am-12.00pm, Friday 29th September 2017 Where: Australia House Strand London, WC2B 4LA Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744678969072098 Why: The last…

End Toxic Prisons Tour Dates & Details

End Toxic Prisons Tour Dates & Details

Tour Details Thursday 28th September London 7pm, 125 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9RG https://www.facebook.com/events/114869449183950/ Friday 29th September Cardiff With IWW Cymru Wales and No Prisons De Cymru Connect International English…

Call Out for Actions Against Youth Prisons – September 2017

Call Out for Actions Against Youth Prisons – September 2017

Please find all the confirmed events listed here: http://www.prisonabolition.org/day-action-youth-prisons-london/ The Empty Cages Collective is calling for actions in solidarity with the Australian campaign against youth prisons, Shut Youth Prisons Mparntwe….

End Toxic Prisons Tour – Autumn 2017

End Toxic Prisons Tour – Autumn 2017

Announcing the End Toxic Prisons Tour – Autumn 2017! This Autumn, the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons from the US will be touring the UK with Community Action on Prison…

Care failings contributed to death of woman in prison, inquest finds

Care failings contributed to death of woman in prison, inquest finds

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/20/care-failings-contributed-to-death-of-woman-sarah-reed-in-prison-inquest-finds Concerns raised about suicide monitoring and mental health at inquest into death of Sarah Reed who took her life in Holloway A jury at the inquest of Sarah…

Suicide and self-harm in prisons hit worst ever levels

Suicide and self-harm in prisons hit worst ever levels

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/29/suicide-and-self-harm-in-prisons-hit-worst-ever-levels Public spending watchdog says it is unclear how inmates’ mental health can be improved with current levels of funding and insufficient data ‘When prisons are short-staffed … prisoners…

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…

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