New ‘Prison Island’ publication about prison expansion by Corporate Watch (UK)
Corporate Watch released its new report on prison expansion in England, Wales and Scotland: PRISON ISLAND. It shines a light on one of the biggest prison building programs in generations.
The UK prison population has risen by 82% in the last 30 years. We are increasingly becoming a ‘prison island’, where state violence and imprisonment are used to maintain a divided society built on exploitation. England and Wales have the highest imprisonment rate in western Europe, with Scotland the third most imprisoning country.
This once-in-a-generation prison building programme represents a significant expansion of the repressive apparatus of the British state, entrenching the power of corporations in the criminal justice system even further. This report aims to document and contextualise this escalation in mass incarceration and provide information to support those fighting against it.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 7:16 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.