The POA have confirmed that Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland intends to begin the early release of low risk prisoners as early as next week.
PR 220: POA PRAISE ‘SENSIBLE’ DECISION TO LOCK DOWN PRISONS
The POA today praised the decision of the Secretary of State for Justice and the Director of Public Sector Prisons for their decision to place Prisons in England and Wales on immediate ‘lock down.’
PR 219: CORONAVIRUS IN PRISONS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
The POA National Executive Committee at its meeting on 11th March 2020 committed to working with Government and Employers to keep Prisons and the Criminal Justice System as stable as possible.
PR 218: POA STATEMENT ON THREATS AGAINST CUT PRESIDENT DIOGENES ORJUELA
The POA Prison Officers Trade Union sends solidarity to Diogenes Orjuela, president of CUT Colombia, following the threats made against him and other prominent political figures.
PR 217: RIOT AT HMP STOCKEN
At 17.00hrs on Saturday 18th January 2020, prisoners at HMP Stocken rioted on Mike Wing.
PR 216: COWARDLY VICIOUS ATTACK ON PRISON STAFF AT HMP WHITEMOOR
The POA have condemned a vicious and cowardly attack on Prison Staff which took place at HMP Whitemoor on Thursday 9th January 2020.