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Our work in the news

We've had a busy few weeks in the media, making interventions on a range of matters, from youth prisons to criminal records, knife violence, to the state of the probation service.

Last week, Richard, our Director, told The Times newspaper (£) that the government should end the 'failed' secure training centres experiment and close...

29 November 2017
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London Mayor writes to us about Holloway prison plans

In October, we called on the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, to bid for the now closed Holloway prison site, in a joint letter signed by several other organisations and individuals.

In the letter, we argued that a successful bid 'could set a benchmark for the disposal of prison sites and public land in London and across the country'.

On 10 November, Mr Khan announced, via...

24 November 2017
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Welcome for Mayor's intervention in Holloway site sale

We have today welcomed the intervention by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in the planned sale of the former Holloway prison site. News of his intervention came via the Mayor's twitter account this afternoon, after he posted a letter he sent to the Justice Secretary, David Lidington....

10 November 2017
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Calls grow for London Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

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. Today, a petition has been launched, calling for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to purchase the...

31 October 2017
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We call on London Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

We have written to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, urging him to consider purchasing the Holloway prison site in Islington N7.

The ten acre site is currently being marketed for sale by GVA Bilfinger on behalf of the Ministry of Justice and the deadline for bids is 15 November.

The letter...

18 October 2017
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Community Plan for Holloway open day a huge success

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Community Plan for Holloway open day at St George’s Church, Crayford Road on Saturday 30 September.

More than 150 people stopped by to discuss the future of the Holloway prison site and share ideas for how the land should be developed....

2 October 2017
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Holloway prison site to go on sale this autumn

The Ministry of Justice is planning to put the former Holloway prison site up for sale this autumn. The news came in a letter from the Justice Secretary, David Lidington, to our Director, Richard Garside.

In the letter, Mr Lidington wrote that 'we will be seeking expressions of...

2 August 2017
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Justice Secretary urged to rethink Holloway prison future

We have written to the recently appointed Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, David Lidington, urging him to listen to the people of Islington and consider their views and needs in any future decisions about the former Holloway prison site.

The letter is signed by the Centre for Crime...

21 July 2017