Press Contacts

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 72 08 Oct 2013

Prisons are full say POA

PRISON POPULATION RISES AGAIN AS CAPACITY FALLS

The Prison population in England and Wales is 84,627, the highest recorded level in 2013. There are now 1,678 places available as the Coalition Government decide to end early release for prisoners convicted of certain offences.

Institutional overcrowding within a violent and unpredictable prison estate, with national Control and Restraint teams deployed day in day out, endangers the safety of staff, prisoners and the public.

The POA demand Safe, Secure and Decent public and private prisons. This is non-negotiable.

 

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