POA Circulars

122 | 01.10.2012

Prison issue razors

The NEC are concerned at the number of attacks on our members by prisoners using weapons made from prison issue razors.  We have had numerous enquiries from branches for their removal.

Therefore, to assist the National Executive Committee in progressing this matter we require the following information from branches.

How many incidents have there been in 2012 of staff;

a.    being attacked or threatened with a weapon made from issue razors?
b.    been injured by one of these weapons and the extent of their injuries?
c.    how many of these weapons have been found during cell searches?

The National Executive would ask for all responses to be sent via email or post to Helen Whitaker at Linden House (helen@poauk.org.uk) by 14th November 2012.

Yours sincerely


Acting General Secretary