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Vaccinations in Prisons - Lucy Fraser, Prisons Minister interviewed by Sky News

The POA has demanded prison workers and prisoners are given COVID vaccines as a matter of priority.

Read the Justice for Columbia, Third Report – Winter 2020/2021

Read the letter sent to the Prime Minister from NHS Staff Council (Staff Side) trade unions


Cancer Research UK live Talk Cancer workshops – feel confident to talk about cancer and health as part of your role


Watch Steve Gillan discuss COVID-19 and prisons on Sky News:


The demonstrations are taking place as part of the #WorldAgainstRacism international coordination that will see demonstrations across Europe, the US and wider. See the interactive map of demonstrations globally here

This new league will bring together the Police, Fire, the NHS and the prison service in a UK-wide football league. This is the only league of its kind!!


Watch Mark Fairhurst on the Victoria Derbyshire show at around 40 minutes


Each year the POA and Shannon Trust come together to celebrate the Officers that work hard to help people in prison learn to read. Because of them, thousands of lives are changed every single year.


Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.