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POA Conference after two years is very much welcomed

We must reduce unlock numbers, increase staff-to-prisoner ratios and restore order, discipline and control

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 13th April 2022 for your information.

The POA memorial which is dedicated to all ex-forces personnel who have served in our secure settings and POA members who we wish to remember will be unveiled at a private ceremony on Thursday 12th May 2022 at 1100 hours. It is sited at the National Arboretum, Stafford, DE13 7AR.

The Rt Rev Rachel Treweek is the Bishop for HM’s Prisons in England and Wales – the representative for the Church of England on prison matters. She is also the Bishop of Gloucester and sits in the House of Lords.

Jackie Marshall, NEC, talks about the menopause

Ellie Reeves explains how a decade of cuts has left the prison service on its knees

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 23rd March 2022 for your information.

Labour MP for Easington, Grahame Morris, explains the thinking behind his new Prisons (Violence) Bill

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

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.