Sunday, 13 June 2010

Statement of No More Prison's Aims

This is the statement of aims for No More Prison which was agreed at the members meeting on the 1st April 2006

No More Prison

Prisons are failed institutions that do not work. They are places of pain and social control and are brutal, abusive and damaging to everyone who is incarcerated in them. Prisons are fundamentally flawed and all attempts to reform them have failed. We are committed to their abolition through:
  • Exposing the reality of imprisonment today;
  • Stopping the building of new prisons and the expansion of existing prisons;
  • Highlighting the fact that prisons not only fail prisoners but also have a negative impact on families and friends, victims and survivors and the whole community;
  • Campaigning to close existing prisons;
  • Opposing the criminalisation of young people, working class and minority ethnic communities;
  • Promoting radical alternatives to prison that focus on social and community welfare rather than punishment.

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