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Mark Fairhurst - 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 73 08 Oct 2013

200 jobs to go at privatised HMP Northumberland

The announcement that 200 jobs will go at HMP Northumberland will place private profit before public safety say the POA.

The POA insist that Sodexo now provide safe systems of work, risk assessments and staff profiles to ensure that HMP Northumberland is safe, secure and decent for staff, prisoners and the public.

The POA will not tolerate unsafe working practices and unsupervised prisoners.

The warehousing of prisoners will NOT provide the promised rehabilitation revolution.

Safe, secure and decent prisons are non- negotiable.



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