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News 24 Feb 2017

Howard League responds to Youth Justice Board announcement

The Howard League for Penal Reform welcomes the appointment of Charlie Taylor as Chair of the Youth Justice Board, announced today (Friday 24 February) by the Ministry of Justice.

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NEWS 24 Feb 2017

Watch Mark Fairhurst on the Victoria Derbyshire Show

Watch Mark Fairhurst at 1 hour 34 mins on the Victoria Derbyshire Show 1/2/17

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14 19 Feb 2017

£12 MILLION BOOST TO ATTRACT NEW RECRUITS

The Unions position has for a long time been that pay should be set at a national level for staff. The latest attempt at placing a plaster over a gaping wound has been announced.

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News 15 Feb 2017

Prisons need profound culture change to prevent loss of life from suicide

Prisons need a profound culture change to prevent people from losing their lives through suicide, according to a report published today (Monday 13 February) by Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform.

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News 01 Feb 2017

Howard League responds to Exeter prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majestyís Inspectorate of Prisonsí report on Exeter prison, published today (Wednesday 1 February).

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News 27 Jan 2017

Court of Appeal to hear charitiesí challenge to legal aid cuts for prisoners

Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unfair and unlawful, and have coincided with a deterioration in safety in prisons across England and Wales, the Court of Appeal will hear in the course of a two-day hearing next week (Tuesday 31 January).

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News 26 Jan 2017

119 people died by suicide in prisons in England and Wales last year

An all-time record number of people lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales last year, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform confirm today (Thursday 26 January).

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News 26 Jan 2017

GFTU New Generation Youth Festival

This very popular event is aimed at younger workers and union members seeking to find out more about the trade union movement and its importance at home and overseas.

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News 11 Jan 2017

Howard League responds to Hewell prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majestyís Inspectorate of Prisonsí report on Hewell prison, published today (Tuesday 10 January).

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17 Dec 2016

Update Birmingham

Leaders of the POA pay tribute to the magnificent response of Prison Officers POA members from throughout the prison estate to restore good order at HMP Birmingham on Friday the 16th of December exactly a month after the very same members took protest action to raise public awareness of the state of our prisons.

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