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

Holloway Prison Visitor's Centre occupied by protesters

At 14:30 on Saturday 27th May, feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut occupied Holloway Prison Visitor’s Centre to demand that the empty space be used to support local domestic violence survivors. Eight activists entered the building via an open window, as 150 rallied outside.  One of the...

30 May 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

Cuts have consequences

Police numbers and funding have emerged as a general election issue this week thanks largely to a clumsy and muddled radio interview from shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott. Yesterday, Labour...

3 May 2017

Centre welcomes abandonment of Troubled Families Programme

Our report arguing that claims of success for the Troubled Families Programme were ‘too good to be true’ was cited this morning on the Radio Four Today programme.

The programme also heard from Professor Jonathan Portes, formerly of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (...

4 April 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

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