Bent Bars joins call for moratorium on prison building

Posted on: Thursday 26th of January 2017

The Bent Bars Collective has signed a public letter, published in the Guardian, calling for a moratorium on prison expansion in England and Wales.

"We are calling for an immediate moratorium on prison construction and a national debate on how to build a safer society and secure communities in stead of continuing with a failed policy of criminal justice expansion. We need to build safe and healthy communities - not prisons."

To read the full letter and list of signatories:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/26/building-more-prisons-is-not-the-answer