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…

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…

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…

PROTEST the European Custody and Detention Summit, 15 November

PROTEST the European Custody and Detention Summit, 15 November

From: https://downsizingcriminaljustice.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/boycott-the-european-custody-and-detention-summit/ On the 15th and 16th of November, the European Custody and Detention Summit is taking place at The Tower of London, described by the organisers as ‘the world’s original…

Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave

Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave

  by Amiri Barksdale Source: Insurgent Notes http://insurgentnotes.com/2016/06/convict-and-immigrant-detainee-struggles-converge-in-strike-wave/ The ultimate expression of law is not order—it is prison. George Jackson, Blood In My Eye (1971) There was a time in…

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…

The Private Prison Industry’s New Criminal Justice Ventures

The Private Prison Industry’s New Criminal Justice Ventures

Source: CityLab http://www.citylab.com/crime/2016/09/the-private-prison-industrys-new-criminal-justice-ventures/499964/ Detainees leave the the cafeteria at the Stewart Detention Facility, a Corrections Corporation of America center in Lumpkin, Georgia. (Kate Brumback/AP) The Department of Justice’s sudden announcement…

#PrisonStrike Resistance to Slavery Across the World

#PrisonStrike Resistance to Slavery Across the World

Source: It’s Going Down https://itsgoingdown.org/prisonstrike-resistance-to-slavery-across-the-world/ This week, on the 45th Anniversary of the Attica Prison Uprising, prisoners across the US will go out on strike on September 9th against prison…

Response Post to Reform Prisons

In the Queen’s Speech in May of this year the government unveiled new plans to reform the UK prison system. In much of the mainstream media and by many politicians…

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,…

Paramedics called to prison twice a day

Paramedics called to prison twice a day

Source: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/emergency-services/2016/06/21/paramedics-called-to-prison-twice-a-day/ Ambulance call-outs to a prison that serves Shropshire have rocketed with paramedics attending almost twice a day. Featherstone Prison Crews were sent to HMP Featherstone on 92 occasions…

Huge workshop to “bring 400 jobs” for Oakwood prisoners

Huge workshop to “bring 400 jobs” for Oakwood prisoners

More evidence of the growing prison industrial complex and increased exploitation of prison labour… Source: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2016/04/15/huge-workshop-to-bring-400-jobs-for-oakwood-prisoners/ A workshop the size of a football pitch will create 400 jobs for prisoners…