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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

Transformative solutions to criminal justice problems

The Centre's Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has co-authored an article published in the first volume of Justice, Power and Resistance. The article was published in 2016 and has ...

20 March 2017
News

More mega-prisons won't fix a broken society

In an article for the OpenDemocracy website, our Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has criticised the government's plans to expand the prison system by 10,000 places and build new prisons, arguing that it will do little to solve the ongoing crisis in the system.

Rebecca describes...

8 February 2017
News

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.

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2 December 2016
Comment

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...

By 
Will McMahon
11 November 2016
News

What lies beyond criminal justice?

The Centre's Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, has co-authored an article published this month in the first volume of Justice, Power and Resistance.

The article, titled 'What lies beyond criminal justice? Developing transformative solutions' is co-authored with JM Moore...

14 September 2016