STOP G4S: Join us at the G4S AGM
Do you want to challenge G4S’ role in the criminal justice industry? We have five more shareholder places at the 2017 AGM taking place at the Holiday Inn London, Sutton on 25th May at 2pm.
- In the past year, G4S managers have received performance-related bonuses of between 10-25% of their annual salaries, despite the serious child abuse recorded at Medway STC. G4S has also administered faulty electronic tags used to monitor offenders and maintains its reputation for serious, systemic mismanagement and discrimination.
- As the prison industrial complex looks to expand with the building of nine new prisons, effective intervention is more important than ever.
- This is our fourth year at G4S’ AGM. Check out our previous reports from 2016, 2015 and 2014.
Can you or any of your friends join us? Please get in touch with Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name, address and phone number.
If you can’t make it – please send us your questions!
NEW PRISON BUILDS
Reclaim Justice Network has directly opposed the government’s construction of nine new prisons across England and Wales. New mega prisons are to be built in Port Talbot in South Wales, while HMP Hindley in Greater Manchester, HMP Rochester in Kent and HMP Full Sutton in East Yorkshire will be demolished and rebuilt at triple their size with 1,000 extra places.
- Local groups have been established in most areas opposing the new prisons. If you are a local resident to an expansion site or want to get involved in the campaigns please contact Community Action on Prison Expansion.
- Read our statement in response to the new mega-prison announcement and add your name and organisation to our moratorium against all new prisons builds.
- Read more about why mega prisons are socially harmful, economically wasteful and prevent us from tackling social problems.
Following the closure of HMP Holloway, Reclaim Justice Network are now working with other campaigners to build a broad-based, local campaign to ensure the site is protected for benefit of women, Londoners and the local community.
- The Community Plan for Holloway project is keen to hear from local Islington residents for their views on the Holloway redevelopment through their new survey.
- A local resident or community group who wants to hold a meeting on what should happen on the Holloway land? Please get in touch.
- Find out more by watching interviews with Islington residents and Community Plan for Holloway here.
- A new research project at the Open University wants to tell the stories of people who identify as lesbian/gay, bisexual, trans*, queer or intersex, and have served a prison sentence in a women’s prison in England, or have worked in a women’s prison as a prison officer.
- Community Action on Prison Expansion have released the first No More Prisons podcast which asks how can we stop the new UK mega prisons
- StopWatch have released a new publication Stop and Search: A Guide for Parents and Children and short film aimed at parents or guardians whose children have been stopped and searched, or who are concerned their children will be in the future. To order a copy of the guide e-mail email@example.com
- Black Lives Matter are hosting an open conversation on demands for black lives in the upcoming election | London, 27th May
- Brighton Against Detention in collaboration with MARS are showing three films documenting detention in the UK, with ex-detainees from All African Women’s Group sharing their stories | Brighton, 19th May