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A women’s building for Holloway

by Maureen Mansfield, Women's Resource Centre. A Women’s Building in New York is being developed following the closure of Bayview Women’s Prison. We have a similar potential here in London right now, and a momentum and support we could galvanise on. We are building a coalition of women’s sector organisations and supporters to call for a Women’s… Continue reading A women’s building for Holloway

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Prison closures: Can the community benefit?

by Sarah Uncles. In 2015, the government unveiled a ‘prison building revolution‘ setting out plans to sell-off old prisons and use the receipts to cover the construction of nine new facilities. This was presented as a significant or ‘radical’ new policy. In reality, it is a continuation of an underlying trend. According to our calculations,… Continue reading Prison closures: Can the community benefit?

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Successful plan for Holloway requires deeds, not words

by Will McMahon Last week the Community Plan for Holloway held a meeting at a community hall just down the road from the former prison as a first step towards finding out. Despite it being a very cold and dark Friday night, well over one hundred people came to share their ideas. A vibrant discussion took place demonstrating… Continue reading Successful plan for Holloway requires deeds, not words