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News 08 Jun 2017

Howard League calls on new government to act as recalls to prison spiral out of control

The number of people being recalled to prison has spiralled out of control following a major shake-up to probation in England and Wales, analysis by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveals today (Thursday 8 June).

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News 07 Jun 2017

Firefighters urge 'Vote for a Better Future'

Fire Brigades Union leader Matt Wrack is urging a Vote for Labour in the General Election 2017. Slamming years of cuts to the Fire & Rescue Service, including cuts to over 10,000 firefighter jobs, Matt says that a better future under Labour is possible and urges a vote for the Party in order to provide for 'all working people'.

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151 05 Jun 2017

POA CONDEMN TERRORIST ATTACK IN LONDON

The POA condemn the cowardly terrorist attack in London on Saturday 3rd June 2017 and pass on our condolences to all those affected.

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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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resources 05 May 2017

Annual Report 2014

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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