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BREAKING 11 Oct 2018

Factual Information for POA members

Further to POA Circular 107/2018 which referenced Advanced Prison Officer (APO), Youth Custody Service (YCS) and Additional Contract Hours (ACH), please find for your information factual information for POA members to consider.

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BREAKING 10 Oct 2018

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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BREAKING 10 Oct 2018

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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BREAKING 09 Oct 2018

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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BREAKING 09 Oct 2018

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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BREAKING 09 Oct 2018

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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BREAKING 08 Oct 2018

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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BREAKING 01 Oct 2018

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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BREAKING 01 Oct 2018

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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BREAKING 27 Sep 2018

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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