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

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

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

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

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...

11 November 2016

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.


10 November 2016