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Wigan Mega Prison Public Meeting

Facebook event When? 19:30 on April the 3rd Where? Little Fifteen Wigan 17-19 Wallgate, WN1 1LD Wigan Description: A Momentum Wigan Leigh and Makerfield event. A Mega Prison is proposed to replace Hindley HMP. Is this what we want? Guest …

Podcast: Is Greater Manchester set for a ‘mega-jail’?

Source: www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/300176422-listen-greater-manchester-set-%E2%80%98mega-jail%E2%80%99 Is Greater Manchester on the verge of building a ‘mega-prison’? Following initial plans made by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in July of last year to potentially build a new prison in the region, there has been outcry …

Mid-winter Noise Demo at HMP/YOI Hindley

Yesterday, around 40 people from the North-West gathered at HMP Hindley to send a loud message of solidarity to those affected by the prison’s harm, neglect and violence, and highlight the inhumane impact of current government policy. The prison, recently …

Manchester Says No to a New “Mega-Prison”

Yesterday, Wednesday August 10th, Manchester residents and supporters marked International Prisoner Justice day by demanding that local councils reject proposals for a new “mega-prison”. The group assembled at Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square and marched to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) offices, …

Tell GMCA: No New Manchester Prisons!

Where: Manchester Town Hall, ALBERT SQUARE, M60 8 Manchester, United Kingdom 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. With prison conditions …

New prison could be built in Greater Manchester as Chancellor hands region more powers

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2016-03-16/new-prison-to-be-built-in-greater-manchester-as-chancellor-hands-region-more-powers/ This is Greater Manchester’s fourth devolution deal Photo: ITV News Plans for a new prison and more powers over business rates, housing and skills for Greater Manchester have been announced in the Chancellor’s latest budget speech. The Greater …