As part of our Community Plan for Holloway project we have been working in partnership with local people and organisations in Islington to put forward a positive vision for the former prison site. Islington Homes for All have launched a petition calling for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to negotiate with the Ministry of Justice to keep the Holloway site in public ownership and to use the Affordable Homes Fund to build council houses there, alongside facilities for the local community, particuarly women.
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Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
Wednesday, 18 July, 2018
Our research on antisocial behaviour and young adults is published today and covered in the Guardian.
Helen Mills, Senior Associate at the Centre is quoted:
Thursday, 12 July, 2018
Will McMahon, the Centre's Deputy Director, spoke at the Islington Voluntary Sector Conference 2018 yesterday.
The theme of the conference, run by Voluntary Action Islington, was 'The Power of People, Partnerships and Participation'.
Will spoke about the Community Plan for Holloway, which is a coalition of local organisations, trade unions, churches, campaign groups and political parties, working together to transform the Holloway prison site into an opportunity for affordable homes, facilities and services for Islington.
Wednesday, 11 July, 2018
Our Director, Richard Garside, gave evidence to the Justice Committee earlier today as part of the Prison Population 2022: planning for the future inquiry.
Key questions were asked about:
Thursday, 28 June, 2018
At a Justice Committee meeting on Tuesday, Prisons Minister Rory Stewart announced that a bidder will be in place for the Holloway site by the end of the year.
Stewart said that the prison population was likely to increase and the Holloway site sale would provide funding for new prisons to cater to that demand.
Deputy Director at the Centre, Will McMahon responded to the announcement:
Monday, 25 June, 2018
The seventh edition of UK Justice Policy Review is out now, covering the period from the 2016 Brexit referendum to the 2017 General Election.
Produced annually, the Review uniquely offers concise coverage of key policy developments in criminal justice across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Monday, 21 May, 2018
European Parliament has cited European Prison Observatory research in a briefing on prison conditions in member states.
The European Prison Observatory is an ongoing, pan-European project funded by the European Union of which the Centre is partner.
Further information on the project can be found here.
Friday, 11 May, 2018
Both our Director and Trustee have been quoted in The Economist in an article about the continued use of the gang matrix by the Metropolitan Police.
The gang matrix has received national press coverage this week after Amnesty International produced a report highlighting the high numbers of ethnic minorities on the matrix.
Wednesday, 09 May, 2018
Amnesty International has, this week, accused the Metropolitan Police of violating the human rights of predominantly black boys and men through continued use of the gang violence matrix.
The report references our research from 2016 with Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams, Dangerous Associations: Joint Enterprise, Gangs and Racism.
Thursday, 03 May, 2018
In March, along with Netpol, we organised the launch of Alex S Vitale's book, The End of Policing.
Video footage of the talk and discussion from the launch can be viewed here.