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Attica riot 1971—‘We aren’t beasts, we won’t be beaten’

Attica riot 1971—‘We aren’t beasts, we won’t be beaten’ Fifty years ago prisoners in a US jail exploded in revolt. Sam Ord looks at the resistance—and the state’s revenge

Urgent solidarity needed with Egyptian socialist on prison hunger strike

Urgent solidarity needed with Egyptian socialist on prison hunger strike Activists are appealing for solidarity with imprisoned Egyptian socialist and journalist Hisham Fouad after he launched a hunger strike.

US paramilitary training for Khashoggi assassins

US paramilitary training for Khashoggi assassins Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of columnist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary ­training in the United States the ­previous year under a contract approved by the US State Department.

Time—a tense and claustrophobic prison drama

Time—a tense and claustrophobic prison drama The BBC is making a big deal of this new three-part prison drama—and not just because of its big name actors

Could longer sentences help to protect women? 

Could longer sentences help to protect women?  A new movement has brought to the fore questions about how we beat sexism. Sadie Robinson argues liberation won’t come through the current justice system

The Troublemaker—For Boris Johnson, charity definitely begins at home

The Troublemaker—For Boris Johnson, charity definitely begins at home Boris Johnson hopes to set up a charity to pay to refurbish his flat. Johnson apparently wants multimillionaire Tory peer Lord Brownlow to run it.

Stats reveal institutional racism in punishment of young people

02 February 2021
Government figures have revealed that a record-high number of children in youth custody are black

Prison death figures reveal terrible toll of Tories’ ‘law and order’ rhetoric

29 January 2021
Six prisoners are dying a week in English and Welsh prisons—nearly one a day.

Solidarity with prisoners over the holidays

11 December 2020
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

06 November 2020
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

13 October 2020
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

01 May 2020
Coronavirus is ripping through prisons, as cruel conditions put tens of thousands of people at risk. 

Letters : We made silence political 

01 May 2020
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

03 February 2020
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

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