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155 19 Jul 2017

PERMANENT INJUNCTION GRANTED BY HIGH COURT

The POA are disappointed but not entirely surprised by todays Judgement in granting a Permanent Injunction against the POA.

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News 05 Jul 2017

Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay

Seventeen unions representing employees across the NHS have today (Tuesday) expressed anger and deep disappointment at the government's failure to deal with the ongoing public sector pay crisis.

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News 05 Jul 2017

Howard League responds to Feltham prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ reports on Feltham prison, published today (Friday 30 June).

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154 03 Jul 2017

BULLY BOY TACTICS FROM INCOMPETENT GOVERNMENT AND DIRECTORS OF PRISON SERVICE

The POA will be in the High Court tomorrow 4th July 2017 defending an application from the Secretary of State David Lidington to obtain a permanent injunction in an attempt to silence the POA membership from the crisis within our Prisons which has been created by this Government with failed policies and devastating cuts and the failed Directors of her Majesty’s Prison and Probation service overseeing the destruction of a service that hasn’t been witnessed in decades.

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153 30 Jun 2017

POA SUPPORT CONCERNS BY HM CHIEF INSPECTOR OF PRISONS FOLLOWING UNANNOUNCED INSPECTION OF HMP/YOI FELTHAM (FELTHAM B – YOUNG ADULTS)

Leaders of the POA call on HMPPS and Government to act, as more criticism is aimed at the Prison Service following another damning report identifying that violence is out of control in prisons.

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152 29 Jun 2017

POA FULLY SUPPORT THE REPORT BY THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE INTO MENTAL HEALTH IN PRISONS

The POA support the claims of the NAO that the Government does not know how many people in prison suffer from some form of mental illness and that the Service is under pressure.

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News 28 Jun 2017

Howard League responds to “devastating” report on Through the Gate support for prisoners

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to a joint inspection report, An Inspection of Through the Gate Resettlement Services for Prisoners Serving 12 Months or More, published today (Wednesday 21 June).

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News 28 Jun 2017

Howard League responds to Birmingham prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Birmingham prison, published today (Wednesday 28 June).

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News 20 Jun 2017
News 15 Jun 2017

Howard League responds to Brixton prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Brixton prison, published today (Thursday 15 June).

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