Motion 304: Prisons are obsolete! Abolish them now! passed #NUSblack16
— NUS Black Students (@nusBSC) May 28, 2016
Following on from yesterday’s article on the news that NUS Black Student’s Conference 2016 would vote on the “abolition of the prison-industrial complex”, we learn that the vote, in all its practicality, usefulness to students and glory, passed.
The NUS now calls for the end of prisons.
The NUS fee that your University Union pays for is spent so that supposed ‘student representatives’ can network in swanky hotel conference rooms to debate whether or not prisons are necessary.
How is this helping education? How is this helping university experience? It continues to illustrate how far removed this organisation is from the troubles of everyday students and the concerns that they have.