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 victimised by the world’s un-just prison systems.

With prison conditions ever-worsening in the UK, national and local government is gearing up to push a new “mega-prison” on Greater Manchester, committing the area to a future of expensive, ineffective and inhumane imprisonment and sucking up millions of pounds that should be going towards health and social services.

Join Manchester No Prisons to demand that Greater Manchester Combined Authority commit to a ban on new prison construction in Manchester, and stand in solidarity with the past, present and future victims of the country’s criminal justice system.

(In the past few months Reclaim Justice Network has called for a moratorium on new prison construction — https://downsizingcriminaljustice.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/reclaim-justice-network-calls-for-moratorium-on-prison-building/ — and the National Union of Students Black Students’ Conference passed a motion calling for nation-wide prison abolition)

We’ll be assembling outside the City Hall on Albert Square at 5PM, and then marching to the GMCA office at 6PM.