POA News

10 Oct 18 CIRCULAR 109

CRIME IN PRISONS

The Crime in Prison Working Group has representatives from the CPS, Police, HMPPS and POA all working together to ensure that crimes in prisons are dealt with appropriately.

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10 Oct 18 CIRCULAR 108

HR WHITLEY SUB COMMITTEE MEETINGS AGREED MINUTES

In accordance with Conference policy, please find attached a copy of the above agreed minutes for your information.

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09 Oct 18 CIRCULAR 107

HMPPS & MINISTER BETRAYAL APO, YCS & ACH PROPOSALS

The National Executive Committee must be clear when we send out communications to members affected by proposed changes from the employer and Government.

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09 Oct 18 CIRCULAR 106

PAVA spray Roll out

The announcement today by the Prisons Minister Rory Stewart that PAVA incapacitant spray will be rolled out in January 2019 to all frontline Prison Officers in the closed male estate is a massive success for the POA.

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09 Oct 18 PRESS RELEASE 188

POA welcomes the roll out of PAVA spray

The POA have today welcomed the announcement by Prisons Minister Rory Stewart that PAVA incapacitant spray will be issued to all Prison Officers in the closed male estate from January 2019.

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08 Oct 18 PRESS RELEASE 187

PRISON SAFETY

The National Chair of the POA has again questioned the safety of prisons as concerted acts of indiscipline, violence, hostage taking, and deaths continue to plague the Service.

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01 Oct 18 PRESS RELEASE 186

Prisons in crisis

Following the concerted indiscipline at Long Lartin High Security Prison on Sunday 30th September 2018, Leaders of the POA again highlight the problems within prisons in England & Wales as chronic staff shortages, unrest amongst the prison population fuelled by the use of drugs, increase in violence and high levels of debt, all add to the daily problems of maintaining stability in our prisons.

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01 Oct 18 PRESS RELEASE 185

Riot at Long Lartin

The weekends disturbance at HMP Long Lartin further vindicates the POA stance that our prisons continue to lurch from crisis to crisis and prison staff need the protective measures to quell the unprecedented levels of violence they face.

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27 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 105

MONITORING AND REPORTING SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID (SC) (NPS)

Following HMPPS decision to disclose The General Report on Pilot Projects to Monitor Synthetic Cannabinoid (SC) Secondary Exposure at Holme House Prison 2018, the Executive has asked HMPPS to extend the project and testing to other prisons to obtain more data.

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27 Sep 18 CIRCULAR 104

NEC MINUTES

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 29th August 2018, for your information.

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