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POA Press Releases
The latest Government Safety in Custody statistics outline the failures of NOMS National Offender Management Services to protect prisoners and staff from the unprecedented rise in violence in our prisons.
The POA National Executive Committee have instructed its membership in England and Wales to hold meetings outside their respective Prisons to discuss Prison Reform after NOMS management failed to consult on how prisoners are supervised during their sentence.
The POA have condemned the announcement of the closure of HMP Kennet, following the Written Ministerial Statement made by the Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove that NOMS will not be renewing the lease with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for the site.
The POA sent a pre action protocol letter to NOMS on the 24th December 2015 as part of the Judicial Review process regarding major concerns over health issues on continued smoking in prisons. Having now had the response from Treasury Solicitors the Union do not believe that a smoking ban will ever be implemented to protect the Health and Safety of both Staff and Prisoners from the damaging effects of second hand smoke.