Where: Penn Room, Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York, Y01 9RL
When: Tuesday 13th June 2017, 7 – 8.30pm
A planning application for a new mega-prison in East Yorkshire has been submitted. This public meeting asks what effects this prison could have on our local communities and wider region.
The government has announced plans to build six new ‘mega-prisons’ in England and Wales, creating at least 10,000 new prison places. One of those sites is at HMP Full Sutton, where there are plans to build a category C 1000+ men’s prison in addition to the existing jail. This huge development will potentially harm many and benefit few.
This public meeting is a chance to discuss the prison, local opinion and any opposition to it. Guest speakers include established academics in the fields of criminology, local people from North Wales where the most recent mega-prison was built, ex-prisoners, and campaigners from local group Yorkshire Campaign Against Prisons.