First look at new £170 million Glen Parva prison ahead of key Blaby council meeting

Source: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/council-set-to-approve-170-million-plans-for-bigger-prison-at-glen-parva/story-30346326-detail/story.html Plans for a new £170 million prison to replace Glen Parva’s aging jail look set to be approved. Planning officers at Blaby District Council have recommended councillors approve the demolition of the former 1970s-built borstal and the construction …

Plans to build new prison move step closer

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/central/2017-05-26/plans-to-build-new-prison-move-step-closer/ A new £170m pound prison in Leicestershire moved a step closer after plans to build the new site were approved. But many people are furious about the plans to replace the Glen Parva Young Offenders Institute with a …

Feminists occupy Holloway Prison to demand more domestic violence services

Source: http://www.sistersuncut.org/2017/05/27/press-release-feminists-occupy-holloway-prison-to-demand-more-domestic-violence-services/ Saturday, May 27, 2017 Feminist group Sisters Uncut have occupied the recently closed Holloway Prison to demand the government fund domestic violence services ‘Public land for public good’: Sisters Uncut demand the old women’s prison becomes a women’s …

Plans for new £66million Inverness prison do not require environment study

Source: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/inverness/1217929/plans-for-new-66million-inverness-prison-do-not-require-environment-study/ Prison chiefs will be able to proceed with plans for a new £66million jail in Inverness without carrying out a detailed study of its impact on the local environment. Highland Council officials have ruled that the Scottish Prison …