The website Our Kingdom has some excellent resources on G4S. 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 publ …
The website Our Kingdom has some excellent resources on G4S.
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.
John Grayson 6 September 2013
For decades racists have yelled “Go Home” at minority ethnic and Black people. Now the government is doing it in a reviled and provocative advertising campaign aimed, ostensibly, at ‘illegal immigrants’. John Grayson reflects on a nasty piece of work. See also We all belong to Glasgow – Refugees Are Welcome Here.
Gemma Blythe 5 September 2013
MPs decry government proposals, in England and Wales, to destroy Legal Aid, one of the great achievements of the post-war settlement and a pillar of our democracy. See also: A victory for British justice, but so much more to do
Michael Turner 27 August 2013
Public service outsourcers G4S and Serco were caught overcharging taxpayers by tens of millions of pounds for tagging and monitoring offenders. What happened next?
James Davies 29 July 2013
The latest move in the swift and radical marketisation of British justice: the government is privatising the enforcement of criminal fines. Critics say this will push more vulnerable people into the hands of rogue bailiffs.
Clare Sambrook 22 July 2013
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
Clare Sambrook 22 July 2013
The world’s biggest security company hides its identity in applications to convert houses into children’s homes in England. See also: G4S guard fatally restrains 15 year old – gets promoted
Esme Madill 13 July 2013
The UK immigration authorities have hounded an ill woman for years. They claim she is a health tourist. Her doctors confirm that she is not. On Thursday Roseline Akhalu yet again faces her accusers in court. Friends, neighbours and actor Colin Firth lend support.
Ellie Butt 12 July 2013
G4S & Serco fraud inquiry: Five things the British public need to know about privatising criminal justice.
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