G4S: Securing whose world?
In a privatised children’s prison, a care worker restrained a boy who died; G4S promoted him. After guards killed an asylum-seeker on a plane, G4S was handed a public contract to provide housing for asylum-seekers — they’ve made a mess of that. In a prison van in Australia they baked a man to death.
Welcome to OurKingdom’s investigation into G4S, the security and surveillance people who see democratic uprisings as a business opportunity. They’re running privatised public services worldwide.
Our coverage, led by award-winning reporter Clare Sambrook, has been followed by the BBC, The Times, The Guardian and the New York Times.
G4S: A tale of two troubled prisons
Privatisation’s flagship African jail is beset by kidnap, rape and stabbings. In Oakwood Prison, England, hooch, drugs and violence thrive. What’s the problem? For-profit prisons? Or G4S?
Glenda versus G4S
When an Aylesbury householder started investigating the world’s biggest security company . . .
What to do with a 100 kg guard who fatally restrains a 40 kg boy? Promote him to health & safety manager, G4S children’s homes. Behind the corporate image at the company responsible for some of Britain’s most vulnerable children. See also: Concealment and trickery – that’s G4S children’s homes
Lord Ramsbotham attacks ‘perverse’ decision not to prosecute G4S over Mubenga death
Crown Prosecution Service reconsiders decision not to prosecute G4S.JULY 2012:
Ramsbotham, former chief inspector of prisons, condemns original CPS decision not to prosecute. Peers describe UK Border Agency culture of disbelief, its abuse of torture victims, denial of legal representation, dawn raids on pregnant mothers, the perils of outsourcing, ‘loutish and aggressive’ behaviour, and that’s not all . . .
Unlawful killing: Why Jimmy Mubenga’s death is British business
• A British jury finds that Jimmy Mubenga, a father of five being deported from Britain to Angola, was unlawfully killed • Three guards from private security company G4S forcibly restrained him • Ties that go back decades before his birth in Angola link Jimmy Mubenga to the UK
Who is that man in the Lord Chancellor’s seat?
• Justice minister making savage cuts lined his pockets from Parliamentary expenses • MPs grill Chris Grayling over plans to destroy Legal Aid • Grayling acknowledges ‘ideological’ motivation.
Justice is not a commodity
Looting and pillaging. Economic illiteracy. Craven cowardice. A response to the government’s attack on legal aid.