Comment

No justice without housing justice

Whilst we need as much genuinely affordable housing as possible on the former Holloway Prison site, the Ministry of Justice can help ease the housing crisis immediately by releasing the empty...

By 
Diarmaid Ward
13 June 2017
News

Holloway Prison Visitor's Centre occupied by protesters

At 14:30 on Saturday 27th May, feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut occupied Holloway Prison Visitor’s Centre to demand that the empty space be used to support local domestic violence survivors. Eight activists entered the building via an open window, as 150 rallied outside.  One of the...

30 May 2017
News

Community Plan for Holloway on London Live

TV News channel, London Live, recently covered our Community Plan for Holloway initiative, with interviews from Will McMahon, Chris Hignett and Becka Hudson.

The closure of Holloway prison offers a once in a generation opportunity to create much needed facilities, homes and services for...

12 May 2017
Comment

The needs of people in Islington

Holloway women’s prison in Islington, London, closed in 2016 as part of the government’s £1.3bn prison building and reform programme. Receipts from prison land sales are to be used for the...

By 
Matt Ford
28 April 2017
Publication

Islington: A local needs analysis

In this report Matt Ford presents data on a range of issues facing people in the London borough of Islington to inform the community plan for the closed Holloway prison site.
By 
Matt Ford
26 April 2017
News

How much does it cost to keep an old prison empty?

The Ministry of Justice spent nearly £140,000 on water, gas, electricity and other utility bills for the closed Holloway prison site, between August 2016 and February 2017, we can reveal.

The information came in a...

7 April 2017
News

More London prisons up for sale?

Last week, the Evening Standard reported that property agents, Savills, have been awarded a contract to review the possibility of closing and redeveloping London prison sites....

6 April 2017