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Plans for new community prisons for women shelved

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-27/plans-for-new-community-prisons-for-women-shelved/ Plans for five new community prisons for women have been shelved. The Government’s strategy for dealing with female offenders was published on Wednesday, having been re-written reportedly due to budget constraints. Justice Secretary David Gauke pledged instead to …

Government scraps proposed women’s ‘community prisons’ in new strategy to reduce female offending

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/women-prison-uk-community-sentences-centres-reoffending-rates-children-funding-a8418271.html The government has scrapped proposals to create “community prisons” for women as part of a delayed strategy aiming to combat female offending. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) had pledged to build and open five new facilities by the …

Work on Wellingborough’s new prison to start by the end of the year

Source: https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/work-on-wellingborough-s-new-prison-to-start-by-the-end-of-the-year-1-8546879 Work on building Wellingborough’s new prison is set to start towards the end of this year, according to a Government minister. HMP Wellingborough closed in December 2012 and resulted in the loss of almost 600 prison places. HMP …

Wellingborough Prison rebuild expected to start in 2018

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41927657 Work to build a new prison on the site of mothballed HMP Wellingborough is expected to begin next year. A year ago the government confirmed the category C prison in Northamptonshire would be the first redevelopment site in …

Commercial Property: Inverness prison plan takes step forward

https://www.scotsman.com/business/companies/commercial-property-inverness-prison-plan-takes-step-forward-1-4601304 Planning permission in principle (PPP) has been agreed for the first new prison in the north of Scotland for more than a century. HMP Highland will replace HMP Inverness, also known as Porterfield prison, which is near to the …

End Toxic Prisons Tour Dates & Details

This autumn, the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons from the US will be touring the UK. All over the world prisons are toxic environments causing social and ecological harm. Folks from the US have been organising resistance at the …