As part of international protests connected to the Women’s Strike, a group of 50 trans activists and their allies have occupied the Ministry of Justice on International Women’s Day to express grave concern about government plans to move trans women to men’s prison estates and to open segregated wings for trans women at HMP Downview.
In this photo report London ABC records this year’s rally at HMP Bronzefield in Surrey. You can find their original report here. On Valentines Day, February 14th around 40-50 enraged individuals went to HMP Bronzefield for a noise demo. In solidarity with over 500 women and youth inside and all those incarcerated in an oppressive
Among the London anarchist events that see out the year are annual noise demos at HMP Brixton and HMP Pentonville, where pots are rattled, whizzers whizzed and bottle rockets set off as people walk around the jail reminding prisoners that they’re not forgotten. Freedom was at this year’s Pentonville showing, while Base was at Brixton.
In August Corporate Watch, a not-for-profit co-operative that researches the social and environmental impact of capitalism, released their latest report on prison expansion in England Scotland and Wales: Prison Island. Now physical copies of the report are available to buy from Freedom Bookshop and from Corporate Watch’s website. Find out more about the report below
On the occasion of the congress of the CIT / IWC in Parma, we had the opportunity to interview two comrades, one from the US and one from Germany, regarding the prisoners’ struggles. The IWOC , Imprisoned Workers Oraganizing Committee, is the branch of the IWW that deals with the jailed workers; the GG /
The first of series of reports from the 18th International Conference on Penal Abolition, based on the workshops and talks that took place over three days at Birkbeck university in London. This report is based on a talk from activists from the UK based Community Action on Prison Expansion teamed with activists from the US
This text, first published in Avalanche, offers a perspective on the direct action struggle against Bässlergut, a prison and detention facility in Switzerland, from one of the activists involved. The facility, sited near the German border, is currently being expanded and anarchists have been active in trying to sabotage the process. The writer makes a
Following a highly successful callout last month, the Empty Cages Collective has announced the details of a ten-day run around Britain for its Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (CFTP) tour, talking about the fight against the social and ecological impact of the United States prison-industrial complex. The topic is of particular interest in Britain, which as in
In a timely move as the prison system faces major market-oriented reform, members of the US-based Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons will be going on tour around the country in late September and early October to talk about their experiences of — and successes against — the social and ecological impact of the United States prison-industrial
In this opening editorial of the first issue of Abolition Journal, Peter Kletsan takes apart the concept of “restorative justice” from a libertarian perspective. Restorative justice has been popularized in recent decades as a respectful and humane alternative to state sanctioned, retributive incarceration. Abolitionists and reformists alike have praised this model of retroactively addressing harm