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Solidarity with prisoners over the holidays

Solidarity with prisoners over the holidays As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system to show solidarity

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails One of my young family members was in prison a while ago. During our visit we were treated like prisoners ourselves—made to wait endlessly in the shabby, dirty facilities.

Greensill cashes in with your cash

Greensill cashes in with your cash Greensill Capital has recently provided tens of millions of pounds of British government-guaranteed loans to two companies that employ just 11 people.

Virus in prison system puts inmates' lives at risk

Virus in prison system puts inmates lives at risk Coronavirus is ripping through prisons, as cruel conditions put tens of thousands of people at risk. 

Letters : We made silence political 

Letters : We made silence political  In Oxfordshire we wanted to make sure that last week’s Workers’ Memorial Day action to remember health and care staff was more than a silent protest.

Right want to use south London stabbings for more repression

Right want to use south London stabbings for more repression Boris Johnson unveiled a wish list of repressive measures after the shooting of Sudesh Amman in Streatham, south London, on Sunday.

The scandal of soaring self-harm in prisons

30 January 2020
'Prioritising prison building and punitive policies will only do more harm and exacerbate this already failing system,' says charity

Prison deaths and self-harm revealed in new report

22 January 2020
Every four days a person in prison takes their own life. Levels of distress are at record high levels, with 166 recorded incidents of self-harm every day

The Troublemaker—Screws lined up ‘like penalty shoot-out’ to watch man die

27 August 2019
across the floor and restrained by prison guards are the final conscious moments of prisoner Allan Marshall.

More prisons won't help stop crime

13 August 2019
Boris Johnson said his billion pound boost for prisons would stop them becoming “factories for making bad people worse”.

Serco under fire for death in custody and fraud

04 July 2019
Two cases this week have exposed the fatal practices and profiteering at the heart of the criminal justice system.

The Troublemaker—prison officers get go ahead for a new incapacitating gas

11 December 2018
Prison officers have been given the go ahead to use a new type of gas on prisoners

Solidarity with prisoners over the holidays

04 December 2018
As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system

Michael Inside—an honest account of life in prison

18 September 2018
Director Frank Berry challenges the concept of prison reform in his new drama Michael Inside

Prisoners join strikes and protest across the US

28 August 2018
A wave of action in prisons and detention centres is hitting back at dire conditions, says Alistair Farrow

There’s more nastiness to G4S than Birmingham prison mess

27 August 2018
After inspectors found that inmates were living in appalling conditions in a privately?run prison, Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates those responsible

Prison offers no solutions - whether run privately or run by the state

21 August 2018
The chief inspector of prisons has forced ministers into taking Birmingham jail back under state control.

The Troublemaker - Glasgow shop walkout after workers find hidden cameras

17 July 2018
Workers at the Harvest Stores health food shop in Glasgow have walked out after finding hidden cameras in an area where they get changed.

LETTERS: Conditions are dangerous inside 'grisly Risley' prison

21 November 2017
There have been reports that an explosive device was found inside HM Prison Risley last week.

Report slams Yarl's Wood migrant prison as campaigners call for detention time limits

16 November 2017
A damning official inspection into the Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has added to the case against the barbaric practice of immigration detention.

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