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Mark Fairhurst - Acting National Chair:
Mobile 07968 108284

Steve Gillan – General Secretary:
Mobile 07971 838590

Glyn Travis - Press Officer:
Mobile 07968 324045

POA Press Office:
020 8803 0255 Option 7

POA Press Releases

PR 54 08 Nov 2012

POA welcome the announcement to keep prisons public

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 announcement will have been welcomed by POA members and their families in these establishments.

The POA will ensure that all prisons provide a safe, secure and decent environment for staff and prisoners alike, whilst ensuring the public is protected.

Safe, secure and decent prisons are non-negotiable.




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