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POA Press Releases
The POA fully support Graeme Morrice MP in his attempt to get the Protection of Workers Bill through the Houses of Parliament.
The POA do not believe the Government is wrong to stop the competition process during this Parliament as suggested by Reform.
The announcement that 6 prisons are to be closed in March 2013 will endanger the Government commitment to a rehabilitation revolution insist the POA.
The POA have welcomed but remain cautious following the Justice Secretary’s announcement that prison competition is to end in this Parliament.
The POA has welcomed the announcement from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling) to keep HMPs Coldingley, Durham and Onley within the public sector prison service and to renationalise HMP The Wolds at the end of the current G4S contract in July 2013.
The proposals to increase the prison capacity and to get tough on crime, whilst relying on the private sector and payments by results is doomed to failure. The pilot introduced by previous administrations is not due to be evaluated until 2014 and therefore this announcement can only be seen as premature unless there is sufficient investment across the CJS.