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How should the land at Holloway prison be developed?

The government is planning to sell the former Holloway prison site. The land sits at the heart of the densely populated London Borough of Islington and is prime real estate. It is also a prime...

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Will McMahon
11 November 2016
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Green Party Assembly Member goes to prison

Last week our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, took Sian Berry, London Assembly Member for the Green Party on a tour around the now closed Holloway prison site in north London.

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10 November 2016
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Jeremy Corbyn: Holloway Prison must not become luxury flats

Jeremy Corbyn has said that he hopes to attend a march taking place in Holloway, this Saturday, calling on the government to build council housing rather than luxury flats on the site of HMP Holloway.

Speaking to the press, the Labour leader, in whose constituency the prison is based said...

12 May 2016
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Alternatives to Holloway

Rebecca Roberts, the Centre's Senior Policy Associate, has written about the closure of Holloway prison, drawing on the Alternatives to Holloway pamphlet published in 1972. She writes:

Some 44 years later and prison numbers have rocketed. In the 30 years leading up to

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23 March 2016
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Holloway redevelopment plan a 'public scandal'

Plans to replace Holloway prison with expensive housing, unaffordable to most Londoners, have drawn criticism. It is not the first controversy to have dogged the future of the Holloway site.

The current prison was built in the 1970s and 1980s, replacing the original nineteenth century...

27 February 2016
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Holloway: The beginning of a revolution?

At this year’s Conservative party conference, Michael Gove apparently heralded in a new era for criminal justice reform. Prisons need to be managed better, he said. People in prison need to...

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Rebecca Roberts and Claire Cain
10 December 2015