Repression round-up: prison and court news for early August

Cautiously pessimistic

A few updates and things dealing with prisons and the legal system:

If you’re at a loose end in London this Tuesday morning, there’s a call for a solidarity presence at Hammersmith Magistrate’s Court to support someone who was nicked at an arms fair last month.

The Empty Cages Collective and Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee will be organising a joint Northern tour of Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Durham and Lancaster in late September.

Fighting future prisons tour

The announcement for the tour mentions that “British prisons are currently recognised as undergoing one of the most serious deteriorations of conditions in living memory, recently exposed as being the most violent ever recorded.” As if to prove the point, within the last few days the governor of HMP Wayland was hospitalised by an inmate, while two separate officials were attacked in a single day at HMP Northumberland, causing a member of staff to…

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