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
Below is a copy of a letter sent to Ashley Almanza, G4S Chief Executive Officer and John Connolly, Chair of the G4S Board of Directors by Dr David Scott on Friday 27th May 2016 following a discussion with themselves and other board members at the close of the 2016 G4S AGM.
On Saturday, 14 May, the Reclaim Justice Network and Islington Kill the Housing Bill organised a march to Holloway prison. The demonstration, attended by around 80 activists, was supported by the local MP and leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn along with other local and national organisations. The demonstration marched from Holloway Road to … Continue reading
On 9 November 2015, the British Government announced a ‘prison building revolution’, committing to the construction of 9 new prisons across England and Wales. The Reclaim Justice Network has issued the following statement and is inviting people to offer support to this statement. The Network is organising a public meeting to discuss the impact of … Continue reading
This film explores some of the contradictions and problems with punishment and criminal justice approaches to tackling social problems. Through interviews with Canadian activists (including the late Ruth Morris), prison advocacy workers and former prisoners, a strong case is made in favour of radical decarceration and penal abolition.