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…

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…

Liz Truss rejects calls to cut sentences to reduce prison population

Liz Truss rejects calls to cut sentences to reduce prison population

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/13/liz-truss-rejects-calls-to-cut-sentences-to-reduce-prison-population Justice secretary calls for early intervention and community penalties as some crimes see 140% increase in custodial sentences The justice secretary, Liz Truss, is to reject making deep…

Why there is such an enormous demand for drugs in British prisons

Source: http://theconversation.com/why-there-is-such-an-enormous-demand-for-drugs-in-british-prisons-73004 The BBC’s Panorama documentary on HMP Northumberland recently put the problem of drug taking in prisons firmly under the spotlight. The terrible harms that psychoactive drugs create for…

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…

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