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BREAKING 17 Aug 2017

MARK FAIRHURST IS ELECTED AS NEW POA CHAIR

MARK FAIRHURST has been elected to the position of National Chair today until the end of Annual Conference May 2021

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BREAKING 03 Aug 2017

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON PRISON BOSSES

Following the recent serious disturbances at The Mount, Erlestoke and Aylesbury Prisons, more pressure is being applied to the Senior Management of HMPPS as their continued failure to manage the system is exposed

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BREAKING 01 Aug 2017

POA LEADERS CALL FOR URGENT ACTION FOLLOWING RIOT!!!

On the 31st July 2017 prison staff from across the prison estate attended The Mount Prison to deal with the situation that has created havoc in the prison and put more pressure on the leaders of HMPPS as criticism mounts on a Service in crisis.

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BREAKING 27 Jul 2017

LATEST SAFETY IN CUSTODY STATISTICS JUNE 2017 OUTLINE DEVASTATING INCREASES

The latest Government Safety in Custody statistics outline the failures of HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services) to protect prisoners and staff from once again the unprecedented rise in violence in our prisons

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BREAKING 19 Jul 2017

PERMANENT INJUNCTION GRANTED BY HIGH COURT

The POA are disappointed but not entirely surprised by todays Judgement in granting a Permanent Injunction against the POA.

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BREAKING 05 Jul 2017

Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay

Seventeen unions representing employees across the NHS have today (Tuesday) expressed anger and deep disappointment at the government's failure to deal with the ongoing public sector pay crisis.

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BREAKING 05 Jul 2017

Howard League responds to Feltham prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ reports on Feltham prison, published today (Friday 30 June).

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BREAKING 03 Jul 2017

BULLY BOY TACTICS FROM INCOMPETENT GOVERNMENT AND DIRECTORS OF PRISON SERVICE

The POA will be in the High Court tomorrow 4th July 2017 defending an application from the Secretary of State David Lidington to obtain a permanent injunction in an attempt to silence the POA membership from the crisis within our Prisons which has been created by this Government with failed policies and devastating cuts and the failed Directors of her Majesty’s Prison and Probation service overseeing the destruction of a service that hasn’t been witnessed in decades.

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BREAKING 30 Jun 2017

POA SUPPORT CONCERNS BY HM CHIEF INSPECTOR OF PRISONS FOLLOWING UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION OF HMP/YOI FELTHAM (FELTHAM B – YOUNG ADULTS)

Leaders of the POA call on HMPPS and Government to act, as more criticism is aimed at the Prison Service following another damning report identifying that violence is out of control in prisons.

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BREAKING 28 Jun 2017

Howard League responds to “devastating” report on Through the Gate support for prisoners

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to a joint inspection report, An Inspection of Through the Gate Resettlement Services for Prisoners Serving 12 Months or More, published today (Wednesday 21 June).

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