When: Thursday April 27th 2017, 7 – 9pm Where: Rochester Community Hub, Eastgate, ME1 1EW Why: The government has announced plans to build six new mega-prisons in England and Wales, creating at least 10,000 new prison allocations. One of those sites will be in Rochester, replacing the Young Offenders Institution currently on the site located… Continue reading Public Meeting about the new prison in Rochester 27/04/2017
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 Campaigners blockade Charter Flight
STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New prisons will lead to tragic waste of lives and resources The government's prison building programme will lead to a tragic waste of lives and resources, says the Reclaim Justice Network in response to the announcement of four new prisons in England and Wales. We need a frank and honest debate… Continue reading Reclaim Justice Network response: New prisons will lead waste of life
by Dr David Scott The general public should know as soon as possible where the planned new prisons in England and Wales are going to be built. On the 7th March an appeal failed challenging the non-disclosure in a recent Freedom of Information [FOI] request, of a number of councils currently in talks with the Ministry of Justice [MoJ] to build a… Continue reading The public should know where new prisons are to be built
Where are the new ‘Mega Prisons’ going to be built? Data released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has revealed possible locations for new prisons. The information was made public following a request from Dr David Scott on behalf of campaign groups Reclaim Justice Network and Manchester No Prisons. This new data provides a list… Continue reading Where are the new ‘Mega Prisons’ going to be built?
The Ministry of Justice has submitted planning applications for the construction of TWO new 1,600 place prisons at HMPs Wellingborough and Glen Parva. You do not need to be a local resident to register your objections. Just click on each of the links below and press the 'make comment' button. It is very simple - and… Continue reading Stop building prisons!
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.The letter printed in The Guardian can be read below. Wednesday’s opposition day debate… Continue reading Pressure mounts for immediate halt to prison building