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Housing campaigners have accused the Ministry of Justice of “misleading” people about the use of Holloway Prison’s visitor centre.

Three “vital” careers advisors at Pentonville Prison are set to be laid off at the end of the week.

“It’s pretty clear we don’t want a development unaffordable to local people.” Will McMahon, who is leading the Community Plan for Holloway campaign, spoke before the latest meeting to discuss the Holloway Prison campaign had actually kicked off. But it was a safe assumption to make.

More than 500 people have backed the council’s demand that half of the homes built on the Holloway Prison site should be “genuinely affordable”.

It’s good, though not dreadfully surprising, that Islington Council has won backing for its Holloway Prison plan.

Sadiq Khan has rejected thousands of calls to bid for the empty Holloway Prison site – but said yesterday it would be an “outrage” if it ended up as vacant luxury housing.

Over 1,000 people have pressured mayor of London Sadiq Khan to bid for the Holloway Prison site.

It is refreshing to see so many people interested in making sure that the Holloway Prison site is used for the benefit of the local community. write Cllr Gary Heather, Finsbury Park ward and Islington Trades Union Council.

The Holloway Prison site has been advertised as an “exceptional development opportunity” by the agents handling the sale – but no mention is made of affordable homes or community uses.

The events reported in your article about commercial waste being dumped on the Holloway Prison site are a direct consequence of the Ministry of Justice’s unwillingness or inability to deal with the site both quickly and for public/social benefit, writes Reclaim Holloway.

An “extremely dangerous” prisoner who stabbed a man three times in the back in Islington is being hunted by police – after a clerical error meant he was released from jail months into a nine-year sentence.

Tower blocks at the back of Pentonville Prison could be housing Islington families in desperate need of a home. Instead, they are lying vacant with trees growing out of them.

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