Anti-Prison Demo at HMP Berwyn, Wrexham – 27th Feb (UK)
Meet outside the main gates of HMP Berwyn, Wrexham on Monday the 27th of Febuary at 12pm
On February 27th 2017 the second biggest prison in Europe will open in Wrexham, North Wales. Local people lobbied for five years against this prison and campaigners blockaded the construction site and disrupted recruitment for the prison multiple times.
It is with a heavy heart that we see the opening of a cage of this industrial scale. We will be there the day it opens showing our opposition to all mega prisons being built and the continuing growth of the prison-industrial complex.
How many families will be ripped apart by HMP Berwyn? How many communities will lose their young men to it? In this factory of misery people will die – be it from overdosing on drugs trying to escape from reality or by taking their own lives in despair.
No new prisons! We are against the 5 new prisons being built and call on the government to adopt a moratorium on building new prisons. No Prisons Manchester, Community Action on Prison Expansion, and the IWW’s Incarcerated Workers’ Organising Committee call on you to take action.
The Reclaim Justice Network have signatures from many organisations and individuals calling for the same: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/26/building-more-prisons-is-not-the-answer
Solidarity to all those who have been harmed by the prison system and all those who will be imprisoned at this new hell hole called HMP Berwyn.
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