Monthly Archives: November 2013

Returning ‘home’ can be torture

Tom Kemp gives an account of a recent visit to a friend in an immigration detention centre. Today, I found out that my friend will be returning to the country that tortured him. I’ve been visiting him for three months, … Continue reading

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Find out about the Reclaim Justice Network

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. 

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Freedom is a constant struggle. Closures and continuities

To listen to the recent lecture given by Angela Davis, author of ‘Are prisons obsolete?’, to Birkbeck University visit the Backdoor Broadcasting Company website.

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The struggle? It’s only just beginning

Rebecca Roberts on the optimism inspired by recent events and the daunting task ahead. The week ending the 25th of October 2013 is memorable to me for a number of reasons. It was the week that the Reclaim Justice Network held … Continue reading

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Toolkit: Organising for community alternatives to jail expansion

Check out this toolkit from the US based ‘Curb Prison Spending‘ website – ‘A how-to-guide to organizing for alternatives to jail expansion in your community’. Published in 2006 it still has plenty of relevance today.

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Radically reducing the criminal justice system

Tom Kemp draws together ideas raised at recent Reclaim Justice Network events In October the Reclaim Justice Network organised meetings in London and Manchester with the aim of discussing ways to reduce our reliance on the criminal justice system and … Continue reading

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