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…

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…

Part Two – Our Sisters Inside

Part Two – Our Sisters Inside

This blog post intends to explore the issues of women’s imprisonment in England, Wales and Scotland. It is written by an ex-prisoner who identifies as a woman. It is part…

UK prison population is highest in EU, report shows

UK prison population is highest in EU, report shows

Source: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2016/03/08/uk-prison-population-is-highest-in-eu-report-shows/ The UK has the highest prison population in the European Union, according to a major new report. There were a total of 95,248 people behind bars in the…

The Corporate Greed of Strangers

The Corporate Greed of Strangers

Source: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/the-corporate-greed-of-strangers/ Written by John Grayson John Grayson reveals the spread of corporate involvement in the provision of asylum housing in the UK and northern Europe, and how outsourcing and private…

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…

First meeting of Birmingham Prison Resistance

First meeting of Birmingham Prison Resistance

From: https://birminghamprisonresistance.wordpress.com/ With our first meeting having taken place earlier this week, Birmingham Prison Resistance is taking its first steps towards forming a more solid group within which to discuss…

Lendlease yuppy party shut down

Lendlease yuppy party shut down

From: http://rabble.org.uk/lendlease-yuppy-party-shut-down/ Lendlease is the global development mega-corporation building both the planned Wrexham Mega-Prison and the yuppy skyscraper development on the site of the demolished Heygate Estate in Elephant &…

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 Five – London & Liverpool

Week of Action: Day Five – London & Liverpool

On Friday 6th November more action took place around the UK against the prison industrial complex. The demo at the Jamaican High Commission was postponed while a new working group…