Corporate Watch, who have been actively researching prison expansion, are going on tour! They will be promoting their new report, Prison Island, at events across England and Wales. The events are hosted by different groups involved in either prisoner support projects or campaigning against prison expansion in their local area. Find all the details below.
Saturday 20th October – Sheffield – IWW Organising Summit
11am – 6pm | Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB
The IWW Organising Summit is an all-day event for members of the Industrial Workers of the World, a radical international union. There will be a session dedicated to prison labour and organising, of which we will share the context between prison labour and prison expansion.
Sunday 21st October – Sheffield – Community Action on Prison Expansion National Meeting
12pm – 4pm | Union St Co-op, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2JP
Community Action on Prison Expansion, the national grassroots campaign network, is hosting a national meeting in Sheffield. It will bring together organisers from across the country who are involved in campaigns against prison expansion.
More info: https://cape-campaign.org/
Sunday 21st October – Leeds – Info Night
7pm – 9pm | Quaker Meeting House, The Wardens, 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9DX
An info night with local group Yorkshire Campaign Against Prisons, putting the local campaign in a national context. Learn about plans to build a 1600 person mega-prison in East Yorkshire.
Monday 22nd October – Bangor – Info Night
7pm – 9pm | Greenhouse, Trevelyan Terrace, High St, Bangor, LL57 1AX
An info night with Smash IPP in Bangor. North Wales was the most recent location for a mega-prison, meanwhile resistance in South Wales has created a block on building new prisons in the country. Learn about wider prison expansion and the companies profiting from these projects at this event.
More info (including event information in Welsh): https://www.facebook.com/events/247194732665215
Wednesday 24th October – Birmingham – Info Night
7pm – 9pm | Quantum Events Centre, The Works, 77A Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4EG Birmingham, United Kingdom
An info night with local group Midlands Anti Expansion Network, putting the local campaign in a national context. Two prisons are currently in construction in the Midlands. Learn what you can do to resist these projects.