Four new “Supersized” Prisons – Our Response

Four new “Supersized” Prisons – Our Response

(Crosspost from www.CAPE-Campaign.org) Justice secretary Liz Truss today announced that four new “supersized” mega-prisons, with a combined capacity of at least 5000, are now earmarked for construction. The sites: Port…

No More Prisons conference Manchester, March 4-5

No More Prisons conference Manchester, March 4-5

Source: http://www.cape-campaign.org/no-more-prisons-conference-manchester-march-4-5/ We’re excited to announce the first “No More Prisons” conference, March 4-5 2017 in Manchester. We hope to meet each other, coördinate our struggles, share our skills, and…

Take Action to Stop the New Mega Prison in Wellingborough

Source: http://www.cape-campaign.org/take-action-to-stop-the-new-mega-prison-in-wellingborough/ The situation: Wellingborough is set for a new Mega Prison which could have serious repercussions for local people, as well as those harmed by the prison system. On…

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…

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…

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…

Empty Cages Collective Autumn Northern Tour 2016

Empty Cages Collective Autumn Northern Tour 2016

The Empty Cages Collective are excited to announce a Tour of Northern England this September. Where: Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Durham and Manchester. HULL Sunday 25th September Time: 14.00-16.00 Location: Ground,…

Tell GMCA: No New Manchester Prisons!

Tell GMCA: No New Manchester Prisons!

Where: Manchester Town Hall, ALBERT SQUARE, M60 8 Manchester, United Kingdom August 10th is Prisoners’ Justice Day, an international call for “mourning, remembrance, advocacy and protest” in solidarity with those…

Michael Gove announces plans for ‘reform prisons’

Michael Gove announces plans for ‘reform prisons’

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/16/michael-gove-announces-plans-for-reform-prisons Justice secretary says new prisons will have more autonomy – and will get power to take over failing jails Michael Gove gives evidence to the Commons justice committee…

New jail planned for Greater Manchester

New jail planned for Greater Manchester

 Source: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/new-prison-greater-manchester-budget-11045929 A new prison could be built in Greater Manchester, the M.E.N. can reveal. The new jail is being planned as the Chancellor prepares to hand even more powers…

Gove: I can reform prisons without cutting inmate numbers

Gove: I can reform prisons without cutting inmate numbers

Another article highlighting how the British Government have no intention of reducing the number of people in prison. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/01/gove-prison-reform-reducing-inmate-numbers Justice secretary says his programme can work without reducing prisoner…