10 September, London, 7.30-9.00 pm Over the last thirty years our society has been persuaded to use ‘criminal justice’ as a way of solving social problems. The number of people criminalised as well as the numbers sent to prison have spiralled out of control. Victims’ needs are not met and social inequalities have continued to … Continue reading
Abi Amey reports on the 2015 G4S AGM On Thursday 4 June 2015, Will McMahon and I attended the G4S AGM as part of the Reclaim Justice Network. Along with a number of other supporters of the Reclaim Justice Network, we had each purchased a single share in G4S to enable us to attend the … 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.
JM Moore argues that prison works very well in maintaining an unjust society and deflecting attention from wider harms. Debates around the question ‘does prison work?’ tend to focus on how it meets the philosophical justifications for its deployment as state punishment. Does prison deter, rehabilitate, incapacitate? Is it a just response to crime? In answering these … Continue reading
There are alternatives to the criminal justice system. Some are already being implemented. You can be involved in creating more. Download the new Reclaim Justice Network pamphlet.