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POA Press Releases

PR 104 15 Jun 2015

Prison Officers at HMP Stocken bring Prison Disturbance to a quick end

The POA leadership are praising Prison Officers and related grades for bringing a major disturbance on Sunday 14th June 2015 to a swift end. The Union believes had it not been for the professionalism of staff then this disturbance could have been far worse. The Union awaits the outcome of an investigation into what started this disturbance which has resulted in fires being lit, an injury to an Officer and prisoners being transferred out with substantial damage to the wing. It would appear there were over 100 prisoners involved in the riot between 5pm and late evening where teams of Prison Officers restored order.

The POA have consistently stated that cuts have consequences and incidents are on the increase.




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