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POA Press Releases

PR 83 31 Mar 2014

Disturbance at HMP Northumberland

The POA are praising its members for once again protecting the general public after several hours of disturbance at HMP Northumberland on the evening of Friday 28th March 2014, when over 50 prisoners caused damage to a prison wing.

The POA believe had it not been for the professionalism of Prison Officers and related grades at HMP Northumberland and other Officers from surrounding areas then the results could have been worse.

Steve Gillan General Secretary of the POA stated;

“Once again the professionalism of Prison Officers at HMP Northumberland and surrounding prisons should be admired. Their bravery at a serious disturbance bringing it under control should be commended. These sort of incidents seem to be occurring on a regular basis since the cuts agenda came into force by this Coalition Government”.

The POA have stated in the past that the savage cuts imposed are placing a dangerous burden on those who work in the prison system and call on Ministers to address the growing unrest before it too late.




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