Midlands Archive

Film Showing & Discussion in Leicester

Members of Community Action on Prison Expansion and the Empty Cages Collective will be joining this great event in Leicester: When: Tuesday 6th December 2016 7 – 11pm Where: Duffy’s Bar, 18 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester, LE1 6BU Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/545718008954973 …

Plans for Wellingborough’s new prison could be submitted within weeks

Source: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/plans-for-wellingborough-s-new-prison-could-be-submitted-within-weeks-1-7663550 By Stephanie Weaver Plans for Wellingborough’s new prison could be submitted within a matter of weeks. Leader of Wellingborough Council Martin Griffiths was delighted with Thursday’s announcement by the Ministry of Justice that a new category C prison …

Government formally announces Wellingborough Prison plans

Source: http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/update-government-formally-announces-wellingborough-prison-plans-1-7660585 By Stephanie Weaver The Ministry of Justice has officially announced that a new category C prison will be built on the site of the mothballed Wellingborough Prison. The site will house more prisoners than the previous prison and …

MP quashes fears of new Staffordshire prison

Source: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2016/04/01/mp-quashes-fears-of-new-staffordshire-prison/ South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson said there had been fears a new prison could be built in the village next to the prison complex comprising HMP Featherstone, HMP Oakwood, and YOI Brinsford. Although he said there was ‘no …

500 more inmates at HMP Oakwood ‘superjail’

Source: http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2016/03/29/500-more-inmates-at-hmp-oakwood-superjail/ Five hundred extra prisoners will be moved to HMP Oakwood with inmate numbers hitting more than 2,000, it has been revealed. The £160 million ‘superjail’ is already Britain’s largest but the new intake will see the total number …