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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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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
News

Reaction to Jeremy Corbyn's sex worker comment

There is an important difference between decriminalisation and the complacent acceptance of violence and exploitation, the Centre's Director Richard Garside said today.

His comments came in response to Jeremy Corbyn's reported remarks on the decriminalisation of sex work.

Mr Corbyn...

4 March 2016
Comment

Death at the hands of the law

Earlier this month The Times ran a series of pieces about the mounting pressures on the police.

At the serious end, the police faced a...

By 
Richard Garside
31 March 2016
Comment

The New Labour crime policies of Cameron and Corbyn

One of the guilty secrets of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is its policies on policing. A party led by a consistent critic of the Blair/Brown New Labour period is championing an approach to...

By 
Richard Garside
28 February 2016
News

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
Comment

Beyond Govism

According to liberal commentators, Michael Gove's speech on penal reform at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, and his subsequent announcement that HMP Holloway was to close, will...

By 
Joe Sim
14 December 2015