Press Contacts

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

19 Oct 2016

Howard League responds to alleged murder in Pentonville prison

The Howard League for Penal Reform has today (Wednesday 19 October) responded to an incident in Pentonville prison, in which a man died and another two men were critically injured.

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133 19 Oct 2016

ANOTHER DEATH WITHIN PRISONS

The POA once again, has serious concerns following the incident at HMP Pentonville on the 18th October 2016, which led to the tragic death of an offender. The actions of the staff at Pentonville maintained good order and discipline and prevented this situation escalating.

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132 14 Oct 2016

DAMNING REPORT INTO SMOKING IN PRISONS RELEASED

The “Independent Medical Report” by John Britton Professor of Epidemiology at Nottingham University into the harmful effects of second hand smoke in Prisons has finally been released.

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131 04 Oct 2016

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE, PRISON REFORM ANNOUNCEMENTS

The POA cautiously welcome the announcement of 14 million pounds of investment to recruit 400 additional frontline staff in 10 Prisons.

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130 27 Sep 2016

POA WIN UNFAIR DISMISSAL CASE AT ASHWORTH HOSPITAL

The POA have won unfair dismissals for two of its members, Mr Hilton and Mr Gregson, who were sacked for alleged misconduct by Mersey Care NHS Trust. At the time the POA took strike action to highlight the unfair treatment of its members.

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129 11 Aug 2016

POA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RECONFIRM ENDORSEMENT OF JEREMY CORBYN FOR LABOUR LEADER

The POA Executive Committee supported Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader last year and have re-confirmed support for him once more at its meeting on 10th August 2016

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128 28 Jul 2016

LATEST SAFETY IN CUSTODY STATISTICS OUTLINE DEVASTATING LEVELS OF VIOLENCE IN OUR PRISONS

The latest Government Safety in Custody statistics outline the failures of NOMS National Offender Management Services to protect prisoners and staff from the unprecedented rise in violence in our prisons.

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127 08 Jul 2016

THOUSANDS OF PRISON OFFICERS HOLD MEETINGS

The POA National Executive Committee have instructed its membership in England and Wales to hold meetings outside their respective Prisons to discuss Prison Reform after NOMS management failed to consult on how prisoners are supervised during their sentence.

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126 26 May 2016

POA CONDEMN THE CLOSURE OF HMP KENNET

The POA have condemned the announcement of the closure of HMP Kennet, following the Written Ministerial Statement made by the Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove that NOMS will not be renewing the lease with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust for the site.

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125 18 May 2016

PRISONS BILL

The POA today cautiously welcomes the announcement from the Secretary of State for Justice on Prison Reform.

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