Union warns that threats to officers’ safety are driving many out of the service
Saturday 26th Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
SAFETY at a young offenders’ institution in Buckinghamshire is a “major concern” due to escalating violence, warns a report published today.
HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) said there had been a “significant” rise in prisoner violence against both staff...
Thursday 17th Aug 2017
PRISON governors are devastated by the “complete decline” of Britain’s criminal justice system, they said yesterday.
After riot squads were summoned to an English prison, the Mount in Hertfordshire, for the second day running, Prison Governors’ Association (PGA)...
Thursday 3rd Aug 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
by Felicity Collier
WARNINGS that the Mount prison was a tinderbox prior to two days of riots were ignored, the Prison Officers Association said yesterday.
More than 200 inmates armed with weapons were involved in disturbances that saw inmates seize control of a wing...
Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017
by Michelle Zacarias
posted by Morning Star in Features
SOLOMON HUGHES explores Trump’s close ties with prison privateers and how Blair encouraged the business in Britain
Friday 28th Jul 2017
Her inquest reveals systemic failings in the care for people in prison with mental illnesses, writes ZITA HOLBOURNE
Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
HIGH Court victory for the Ministry of Justice over prison officers’ union POA will not achieve the government’s goal of ensuring an absence of disruption in Britain’s prisons.
This is not because of a lack of respect for the law on behalf of prison officers and their...
Thursday 20th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Burgon speaks out after report reveals spiralling violence
Wednesday 19th Jul 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
SUICIDE and self-harm in prisons is soaring according to a damning report published by the National Audit Office today.
The spending watchdog warned that jails are “struggling to cope” due to funding cuts and staff shortages.
Its figures showed that self-harm...
Thursday 29th Jun 2017