Our friends at Manchester No Prisons have organised a demonstration on August 10th to protest Manchester’s new prison build. Join them to demand that Greater Manchester Combined Authority commit to a ban on new prison construction in Manchester, and stand in solidarity with the past, present and future victims of the country’s criminal justice system.
With prison conditions ever-worsening in the UK, national and local government is gearing up to push a new “mega-prison” on Greater Manchester, committing the area to a future of expensive, ineffective and inhumane imprisonment and sucking up millions of pounds that should be going towards health and social services.
In the past few months, Reclaim Justice Network have called for a moratorium on new prison construction, which can be found and signed here.
Manchester No Prisons will be assembling outside the City Hall on Albert Square at 5PM, and then marching to the GMCA office at 6PM on 10th August 2016. August 10th is Prisoners’ Justice Day, an international call for “mourning, remembrance, advocacy and protest” in solidarity with those victimised by the world’s un-just prison systems.
For more details, the Facebook event for the demonstration can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1063052463789740/