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…

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…

Manchester Says No to a New “Mega-Prison”

Manchester Says No to a New “Mega-Prison”

Yesterday, Wednesday August 10th, Manchester residents and supporters marked International Prisoner Justice day by demanding that local councils reject proposals for a new “mega-prison”. The group assembled at Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square…

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…

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…

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…

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…