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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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146 23 Mar 2017

POA CONDEMN TERROR ATTACK AT WESTMINSTER

The POA National Executive Committee condemn wholeheartedly the attacks at Westminster on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, which resulted in the tragic loss of life of innocent victims and indeed many individual injuries to members of the general public.

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145 22 Mar 2017

POA RESPOND TO JUSTICE SECRETARY’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CREATE 5,000 MODERN PRISON PLACES

The POA National Executive Committee today cautiously welcome the Plans to refurbish and build 4 new Prisons in Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot.

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BREAKING 16 Mar 2017

Butler Trust on the BBC!

Last night’s BBC One Show included a feature on Butler Trust Princess Royal’s Prize winner, Officer Bernadette Hare. The show kicked off with a 5 minute video from HMP Bullingdon about Bernie and the work for which she won her Award, and she received warm applause from the studio audience afterwards.

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BREAKING 15 Mar 2017

Howard League responds to Swinfen Hall prison inspection

The Howard League for Penal Reform has responded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report on Swinfen Hall prison in Staffordshire, published today (Tuesday 14 March).

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NEWS 08 Mar 2017

High Court orders urgent hearing of legal challenge to prolonged solitary confinement of a child in prison

The High Court has agreed to hear a judicial review brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform on behalf of a of a boy held in prolonged solitary confinement in a London prison.

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NEWS 01 Mar 2017

Howard League responds to Featherstone prison inspection

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

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