Following on from the good discussion at the last forum please see this event being organised by the Reclaim Justice Network.
From the 1st March 2016, women will no longer be sent to HMP Holloway as part of the rapid emptying and eventual closure of the prison by summer 2016. The prison’s closure will make room for more luxury flats.
In 2015, the government announced that it will close Holloway prison in North London as part of wider reforms to close some prisons, and build nine new establishments. The Reclaim Justice Network supports plans for the closure of existing prisons and is demanding that the land is signed over to local authority control on the agreement that it is used for much needed social housing.
Come along to discuss what the closure of the prison means for women prisoners, the local community and for the housing crisis in London.
Date: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
Confirmed panellists: Maureen Mansfield (Women in Prison); Marjorie Mayo (Islington Kill the Housing Bill).