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Prison

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World Prison Population Statistics

The British government's Home Office " Research, Development and Statistics Directorate" produce a publication called Research Findings.

Web-based resources

  • The Prison Activist Resource Centre is an online prisoner support site.

Limited reading list

  • David Anderson, Sensible Justice: Alternatives to Prisons (New Press, 1998. ISBN 1565843894, 182pp).

New Web-based resources

A collaboration between the Law School of King's College at the University of London and Roy Walmsley, has produced an excellent website for the International Centre for Prison Studies.

Prisoners for Peace - the 2001 list

 

Prisoners for Peace, 2001

When, in summer 2001, War Resisters' International decided to highlight the situation in Israel and Palestine for this year's Prisoners for Peace, there was no 11 September, no “war on ter

The power of prison support

A Plowshares/Ploughshares support person describes the networks which keep prisoners in good shape - and how they use the prison experience to activate and animate the people around them.

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"You are not forgotten"

When on 14 October 1996, Osman (Ossi) Murat Ulke began to serve his sentence in the military prison of Mamak in Ankara, a flood of protest and solidarity letters soon poured in. His case shows how effective letters to Prisoners for Peace can be. Ossi's imprisonment had been expected and partner organizations in Western Europe (including many sections of the WRI) and in Turkey were prepared.

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Delivering the message, loud and clear

Thirty-two people is a small number. A demonstration with thirty-two participants would hardly be worthy of the word.

Climate prisoner

On 4 August, the first day of Climate Camp, Paul Morozzo, 41, was one of five environmental activists to publicly defy bail conditions banning him from attending the camp, knowing this cou