Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1716485651979403
Location: 138 Lewisham Way SE14 6PD
More than 3989 people are serving IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences in British prisons. Five years since the sentence was legally abolished, thousands still languish in jails with no release date.
Under the legislation, people would be sentenced to an initial ‘tariff’ (minimum time that must be served) and, after that point, their release would be decided by the parole board.
Parole board delays, prison overcrowding and sheer neglect is leading to unprecedented rates of prisoner suicides. IPPs have one of the highest rates of self harm in the prison system in its entirety. 80% are over tariff and desperate to be free.
This info night will involve a short talk and film showing on IPP sentences by Smash IPP. London Anarchist Black Cross will also give the latest updates on the 6 Turin anarchists , CCF prisoners, repression in the US with prisoner letter writing to them and IPPs in the UK . There will also be a short update on prison expansion, including the new mega-prison just outside of London.
This info night is part of a National Fortnight of Action against IPP Sentences.
Also on the night :
– Donation vegan food
– Cards for prisoners
– Radical library and prison abolitionist literature
– T-shirts and patches
INFONIGHT 7.45 pm
ALL PROCEEDS RAISED ON THE NIGHT GO TO SUPPORTING IPP PRISONERS
Smash IPP is an anarchist collective working with IPP families and prisoners to end the IPP nightmare.
London Anarchist Black Cross is a prisoner support and prison abolitionist group.