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…

UK considering ‘British Guantanamo’ for ‘extremist’ prisoners

UK considering ‘British Guantanamo’ for ‘extremist’ prisoners

Source: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-government-considering-british-guantanamo-convicted-terrorists-2104011679 Counter-extremism expert warns proposal, which has alarmed prison officials, could allow Islamic State to establish command structure in UK David Cameron promised major changes to the prison system…

Overview of the Tear Down the Walls Tour #2

Overview of the Tear Down the Walls Tour #2

About the Tour The Tear Down The Walls Tour is a chance to learn about struggles against prisons across England, Wales & Scotland. The two hour workshop explores the role…

Week of Action: Day Six – Yarl’s Wood

Week of Action: Day Six – Yarl’s Wood

Saturday 7th November was the final day of action as part of the week of action against the prison industrial complex. At the start of the day, people disrupted the…

Week of Action: Day Four – Wrexham

Week of Action: Day Four – Wrexham

Just before 8am a group of people attempted to enter the building site for the Wrexham prison. At the same time a lorry was leaving the site and almost run…

Woman locks herself to gates of Wrexham prison site by the neck

Woman locks herself to gates of Wrexham prison site by the neck

Read the mainstream media article on an action that took place in Wrexham this morning. For more info on the prison, read here. Source: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/woman-locks-herself-gates-wrexham-10390721 A protester has chained herself…

Week of Action: Day One – South Wales

Week of Action: Day One – South Wales

Monday 2nd November was the first Day of Action as part of a Week of Action against the North Wales Prison and the broader prison industrial complex. People took to…

UK to build £25m Jamaican prison

UK to build £25m Jamaican prison

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The UK is to spend £25m on building a prison in Jamaica so that foreign criminals in the UK can be sent home to serve sentences…