Last night, activists from a coalition of migrant solidarity groups blockaded a charter flight leaving for Nigeria and Ghana. The campaigners from End Deportations, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) and Plane Stupid say this is the first time this kind of direct action has stopped a mass deportation charter flight. The activists held … Continue reading
The Guardian has today published a letter from the Reclaim Justice Network calling for an immediate halt to the government’s prison building programme. The statement, organised by the Network, has amassed more than fifty signatories from service delivery organisations, professionals, activists and academics.
G4S among the security firms and other companies profiting from the detention system who will be gathering at £1500 per head event Tower of London trustees asked to cancel event warned of ‘reputational risk’
Holloway women’s prison in North London has closed and agents Bilfinger GVA have been appointed to advise the government on the sale of the land. Despite promises from government that improving prison conditions was a priority, the women of Holloway have simply been relocated to other prisons outside of the city making resettlement and family … Continue reading
Rebecca Roberts reports on the recent G4S annual general meeting that took place on 26 May 2016. Throughout the criminal justice system, combinations of state bodies and voluntary sector organisations have increasingly been joined by private sector companies to manage and deliver services. Academics and activists have labelled this expanding marketplace as the “prison industrial … Continue reading