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Public protest: No new mega-prison in Wigan

July 18th at 12 pm at Wigan town Hall, Library Street, WN1 1 Wigan Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276795716061695 A public demonstration against the proposed new 1,300 capacity mega prison in Bickershaw has been organised outside of Wigan council offices. Prisons are …

Abolition Skillshare: Learning to fight prison society

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/253630855121250 15th of July 10 am, Manchester – fill the access needs form to register and we will let you know the location (https://goo.gl/forms/zVBpY5LonARwHlvf2) We’re holding a skillshare! There’s a huge wealth of experience and skills across the …

Wrexham jail ‘binmates’ working for council recycling chiefs

Source: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-jail-binmates-working-council-13238996 Prisoners assembled 3,500 recycling wheelie boxes which will be distributed around homes in the county borough Prisoners at HMP Berwyn have just delivered their first order of wheelie boxes to Wrexham Council. Inmates assembled 3,500 of the recycling …

Opposition to jail expansion is growing

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/opposition-to-jail-expansion-is-growing-1-8607616 Councillors are being urged to reject controversial plans to expand Hindley Prison as trade unionists join the ranks opposing the idea. A public meeting has been arranged for later this month in Bickershaw to give those living closest …