Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218952451557402/
When? Sunday the 19th of March 2017 at 4pm
Where? The Library at The Earl of Beaconsfield, 133 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AA
“Learn about how the prison industrial complex is growing in England and Wales and what you can do to resist it as part of the 2017 Smash IPP year of resistance!
The workshop will share info on the new mega prisons and IPP prisoners. More than 3989 people are serving IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences in British prisons. Five years since the sentence was legally abolished, thousands still languish in jails with no release date. Parole board delays, prison overcrowding and sheer neglect is leading to unprecedented rates of prisoner suicides. IPPs have one of the highest rates of self harm in the prison system in its entirety. 80% are over tariff and desperate to be free.
IPPs are part of the exponential prison expansion that has been happening in recent years – since 1993 the prison population has doubled in the UK and sentences like IPP which has meant there has been a growing number of long term prisoners has massively contributed to this.
2017 will be a year of action to free IPP’s. Prisons are a frontline for resisting racism, sexism and working class exploitation.”