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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Week of Action: Day Three – Manchester

Week of Action: Day Three – Manchester

A Day of Action took place in Manchester on Wednesday 4th of November as part of the Week of Action against the North Wales Prison and the Prison Industrial Complex….

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…