Prisoners could help fill post-Brexit workforce gap, says minister

Prisoners could help fill post-Brexit workforce gap, says minister

This article demonstrates the expected escalation in the exploitation of prison labour in the coming months and years ahead. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/24/david-gauke-prisoner-employment-strategy David Gauke launches strategy to improve prisoners’ work skills…

How to Organize a Prison Strike

How to Organize a Prison Strike

Source: https://psmag.com/social-justice/how-to-organize-a-prison-strike By Arvind Dilawar (Photo: jodylehigh/Pixabay) Organizers inside and outside of the penitentiary walls are teaming up—and getting creative—to fight for reform. “There are various industries that are run…

Incarcerated Workers Event in London this November

Incarcerated Workers Event in London this November

Incarcerated Workers in the UK A joint event by Incarcerated Workers, London IWW and Radical Assembly South East London A talk by members of the Incarcerated Workers Organising Commitee on…

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…

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…

January 2016 Incarcerated Worker Newsletter

January 2016 Incarcerated Worker Newsletter

Source: https://iwoc.noblogs.org/post/2016/01/20/january-2016-incarcerated-worker-newsletter/ In This Issue: – Artwork by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson – A Change Has Got To Come – Mary Sue Shields – The Incarcerated Lumpen – Jose H. Villarreal…