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Profiting from Children in Prison: G4S and Outsourcing
November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Sheffield PSC in partnership with SYMAAG invite you to an action workshop day
Admission Free (Room hire and refreshments donations welcome)
G4S is the largest security and military company in the world with over 600,000 employees.G4S lost the Medway contract and is selling its other children’s homes and children’s prisons contracts, but it still has contracts for juvenile wings in its government funded private prisons.
G4S has contracts in Israel securing children’s prisons. 440 children under 18 are currently held in military detention, almost two-and-half times the number imprisoned a year ago. According to the Defense for Children International–Palestine (DCIP), no other country in the world systematically prosecutes hundreds of children in military courts each year.
G4S provides squalid housing conditions for asylum seekers throughout Yorkshire. G4S manages immigration detention centres, and health services at the notorious Yarl’s Wood centre for women. The security and military company has just been awarded the contract to run an official equalities help service for the May government.