Community Action on Prison Expansion will be hosting an in-person workshop on at the Springburn Park Community Auditorium, Glasgow this October.
Where: Springburn Park Community Auditorium, G21 3AH
When: Saturday, 23rd of October at 12pm
Plans have been approved to build a new mega-prison HMP Glasgow in Glasgow North East by 2025 at the cost of £100 million. We all want to live in a safe community free from harm, but creating a mega-prison will not bring about the change we need. Instead, we believe harm could be better prevented by continued investment in communities, such as secure housing, education, healthcare, and opportunity for all.
In spite of these government plans, we have the collective power to halt mega-prison development. Communities have already stopped mega-prison development in Port Talbot and Wigan and stopped an immigration removal centre being built near Heathrow. Strong efforts continue to resist prison construction in East Yorkshire and for the total closure of the infamous Morton Hall.
Come along and hear from people who have been involved in these successful campaigns, learn how prison expansion has been challenged across the UK.