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Pies Not Prisons protest new mega-prison in Wigan

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/mega-prison-campaigners-hold-protest-outside-planning-meeting-1-8657627 Campaigners against proposals to massively expand HMP Hindley took their demands to the elected members who will ultimately say yes or no. The group trying to prevent the building of a so-called mega-prison at HMP Hindley, now called …

Pies Not Prisons protest mega prison in Wigan

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/mega-prison-campaigners-hold-protest-outside-planning-meeting-1-8657627 Campaigners against proposals to massively expand HMP Hindley took their demands to the elected members who will ultimately say yes or no. The group trying to prevent the building of a so-called mega-prison at HMP Hindley, now called …

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 …

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 …

Prison in revamp plan could be shut, expert says

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/prison-in-revamp-plan-could-be-shut-expert-says-1-8474370 A leading prisons expert has suggested the borough’s jail set for a massive refurbishment and likely expansion could be shut completely. Open University academic Dr David Scott told a public meeting on the planned transformation of Hindley Prison that …

Petition demands economic case for prison is published

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/petition-demands-economic-case-for-prison-is-published-1-8479492 A leading prisons academic has set up a petition calling on the Government to publish the economic case for the transformation of Hindley’s jail. Dr David Scott from the Open University is one of two lecturers and researchers …