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13 March 2019
One hundred years ago, Alice Wheeldon, from Derby in the east Midlands, died in the great influenza epidemic, aged 53. The events of Alice's life were not only important then, but are still relevant today. Alice's story ranks among the most shocking (and political) miscarriages of justice.
23 January 2019
A socialist justice system would have rehabilitation and protection, not profit, as its goal
14 September 2018
An interview with the POA DGS Joe Simpson
22 August 2018
Birmingham Prison has become the latest in a long line of catastrophic failures of privatisation
4 July 2018
"Is anyone being physically attacked?" Not yet. "Then you are not a priority," say the police.
27 June 2018
I was in a high-security prison for just over two months. I had never been in trouble with the law before. What I saw left an indelible impression on me
6 June 2018
Letters to the Socialist's editors including jailed TUSC agent Chris Fernandez and the shallow liberal press.
7 March 2018
Letters to the Socialist's editors including snow chaos and jailed TUSC agent
7 March 2018
A special International Women's Day collection of letters to the Socialist's editors.
22 November 2017
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8 November 2017
Sheffield trees campaigner Calvin Payne was sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for one year, for peaceful protest
18 October 2017
Two months have passed since Sheffield's Labour council won a High Court injunction against peaceful protesters fighting the felling of thousands of street trees in the city.
13 September 2017
Fighting racism means fighting capitalism: David Lammy's report highlights the oppression faced by black and Asian people without addressing its key causes
17 May 2017
Israel/Palestine: The Strike of Freedom and Honour is the name given to an indefinite mass hunger strike of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which started on Palestinian Prisoner Day, 17 April.
5 April 2017
The 'Assembly for Justice' in Dublin was an inspiring display of working class solidarity with those facing trial for 'false imprisonment'
30 March 2017
Outside the Criminal Court (CCJ) this morning
15 February 2017
The latest government statistics show yet another record high in prison deaths and violence
11 February 2017
THE KILLING of two innocent young black women on New Years Day, apparently caught in the crossfire of a gang battle, sparked a flurry of media interest in gun crime, writes Steve Score.
22 December 2016
A prison officer explains the truth surrounding the deal. The guaranteed three year pay deal of 0.5-1% a year is a fallacy: neither the government or the national offender management service have the power to implement this.
15 November 2016
The last issue of the Socialist published an article by a prison officer detailing the reasons for the crisis in the prisons and calling for action. On 15 November action was taken.
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