RJN News: May 2017

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.
Can you or any of your friends join us? Please get in touch with Sarah at sarahuncles@hotmail.com and leave your name, address and phone number.
If you can’t make it – please send us your questions!
Campaign updates
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.
RECLAIM HOLLOWAY
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.
News
  • 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 info@stop-watch.org
Events
  • 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
In solidarity
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