Women in Prison

Cross-party support for Mayor to bid for Holloway prison

Thousands of people have now shown their support for a petition calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to purchase the former Holloway prison site and protect the land for council homes, community facilities and a women's building. 

London Assembly Members from across the political spectrum have joined the call for the Mayor to step in. Conservative London Assembly member, Tony Devenish has joined the call for council homes;

Who will prison building 'revolution' benefit?

Maureen Mansfield and Hannah Pittaway writing for the Left Foot Forward website outline some of the issues arising from the forthcoming closure of Holloway prison - the only women's prison in London. They argue that

The closure of Holloway appears to be neither for the benefit of women or Londoners. However, it can be used as an opportunity to frame a new conversation around imprisonment, social justice and social housing.

Justice Matters for Women: Watch the footage

On 20th May 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and Women in Prison, held the Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action! conference.

The event was attended by over 100 people including activists, researchers, practitioners and women affected by criminal justice. The purpose of the event was to build collective action for challenging criminal justice failure and promoting social justice alternatives.

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A call to ALL women

Becky Clarke and Kathryn Chadwick of Manchester Metropolitan University call on all women - not just those with an interest in criminal justice - to work together to empower women, resist injustice and transform lives.

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