National Meeting: Community Action On Prison Expansion

Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 12 PM – 4 PM

Place: Union St, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2JP

Community Action on Prison Expansion (CAPE) are inviting you to our national meeting for community action on prison expansion. Since 2016 the government have announced 6 new prisons for England and Wales. Campaign groups mobilizing against these projects have seen half of them now postponed or cancelled, leaving the midlands at present the main national frontline for expansion.

In November 2016 the government announced proposals for the construction of two new prisons in the midlands, one at the site of HMP Glen Parva, in Leicester, and the other at the site of HMP Wellingborough, in Wellingborough. Prison expansion brings a raft of detrimental local, regional and national impacts: these new prisons will funnel huge volumes of public resources into the private sector; place a massive burden on already over-stretched services, healthcare and social care in particular; and subject people in prison to violent and unsafe conditions, perpetuating cycles of harm.

We’re inviting people and groups from across the country to meet and discuss coordinating resistance to the new developments and for alternatives to criminalization and imprisonment. We’ll be meeting on October 21st, from 12-4pm at the Union St Co-Op, in Sheffield city centre. Support with expenses can be made available (for example for travel or childcare) if they’re a barrier to attendance. If you have any other questions or requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Hope to see you in October!

Community Action on Prison Expansion