What next for the Holloway prison site?

In the latest issue of Red Pepper magazine our Senior Policy Associate Rebecca Roberts writes about the closure of Holloway prison and the Centre's two year project to develop a Community Plan for the site. 

6 March 2017

Community action to open the visitors’ centre in Holloway

On Saturday 18 February, approximately 40 people gathered outside Holloway Prison calling for the Ministry of Justice to open up the visitors’ centre in Holloway immediately for public use. 
Local residents and organisations mobilised together to demand...
20 February 2017

Prison sales no 'cash cow'

Building magazine examines progress on the government's new-build prisons programme concluding that the sale of 'old Victorian' prisons is unlikely to be a 'cash cow' for the Treasury.

The article questions the profitability and viability of closing and selling old prisons to...

6 February 2017

Give Holloway prison visitors' centre to local community

We are supporting local organisations in their call for the Ministry of Justice to open the visitors' centre at the former Holloway prison site in Islington.

Holloway prison closed in 2016. It is likely to be several years before any redevelopment of the site is completed. Just...

27 January 2017

Redevelop Reading prison to benefit local community

The redevelopment of the former Reading prison should benefit the local community, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has said.

The former prison has been hosting an arts exhibition – Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison – since September,...

8 December 2016

Local residents discuss future of Holloway prison site

On Friday, 25 November, well over a hundred people met at the Williamson Street Community Centre in Holloway to begin discussing how a community vision for the former prison site might be developed.


2 December 2016

What now for the Holloway prison site?

Good evening and welcome to this important public meeting on the future of the Holloway prison site.

The organisation I and colleagues work for – the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies –...

Richard Garside
25 November 2016