The Community Action on Prison Expansion Campaign was launched in Autumn 2014.
We are a grassroots coalition of groups fighting prison expansion in our own communities and in solidarity with others.
Our intentions are to practically, economically and ethically halt prison expansion in the UK before thousands more people are harmed.
We reject the myths that prisons, surveillance and policing can solve social and economic problems. We seek alternatives that keep our communities safe and achieve real social justice.
Our primary focus has been on resisting the Mega Prison in North Wales, however, more groups are emerging every day to challenge plans for prison developments in Wellingbourough, Manchester, Leicester, Port Talbot, and East Yorkshire. Several new prisons have recently been announced and we are looking to support new groups fight these prisons. We do not think it is acceptable to profit from caging human beings and wish to stem the growth of the prison industrial complex in the UK.
We aim to support each other with a diversity of tactics in resisting the Ministry of Justice’s plans, while building a broader movement for prison abolition in the UK.