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150 23 May 2017

POA CONDEMN BOMB ATTACK IN MANCHESTER

The POA NEC are horrified, shocked and sad at the outrageous attack in Manchester Arena last night, 22nd May 2017.

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149 22 May 2017

SAFETY AND SECURITY IN PRISON

The POA have reminded the Secretary of State of her responsibilities under the Prison Act 1952, that she has a statutory duty to maintain safety and security in Prisons.

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News 05 May 2017

Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report 2016 is now available to download.

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BREAKING 27 Apr 2017

Suicide rate in prisons has more than doubled since 2013

The suicide rate in prisons has more than doubled since 2013, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (Thursday 27 April).

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148 27 Apr 2017

POA CONDEMN THERESA MAY'S GOVERNMENT

The POA today condemn the current Government led by Theresa May in failing to listen to the concerns of this trade union and effectively leaving staff and prisoners to operate in a war zone, fuelled by drugs, violence and squalid conditions.

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BREAKING 19 Apr 2017

Howard League responds to Guys Marsh prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Guys Marsh prison in Dorset, published today (Tuesday 11 April).

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147 31 Mar 2017

POA CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON PROFESSIONALISATION OF 2000 PRISON OFFICER’S

Today the POA cautiously welcome the announcement of Liz Truss the Secretary of State for Justice as she plans to unveil proposals to professionalise some 2000 Prison Officers across the prison estate.

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39 30 Mar 2017

PRISONS AND COURTS BILL AMENDMENTS

Many of you will be aware that the Prisons and Courts Bill is making its way through the Parliamentary procedure.

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29 Mar 2017

Howard League responds to PPO learning lessons bulletin on suicide in women’s prisons

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to a learning lessons bulletin on self-inflicted deaths among female prisoners, published today (Tuesday 28 March) by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO).

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37 24 Mar 2017

POA PARLIAMENTARY UPDATE

Please find enclosed for your information for the period 15 th December 2016– 14 th March 2017, the activities of the Union through our Political Fund expenditure on your behalf to ensure our voice is heard in Parliament.

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