PRISON officers rejected the prospect of danger pay yesterday for inhaling second hand smoke as they called for an outright ban on prisoners sparking up behind bars.
The government is gradually rolling out a ban on smoking in jails, with a tranche of high-security establishments set to...
Thursday 11th May 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
ENGLAND’S jails are “sleepwalking” into another bout of riots, an officer at Bedford jail warned yesterday.
At the peak of an autumn of prison unrest last year, 200 prisoners rioted at HMP Bedford over lockdowns and poor conditions.
The Prison Officers...
Wednesday 10th May 2017
SNIFFER dogs should be brought back to jails to snout out “zombie drug” spice, prison officers said yesterday.
Use of the psychoactive substance, a synthetic cannabinoid which can cause users to pass out and hallucinate, has soared in prisons over the past two years.
by Felicity Collier
PRISONERS suspected of planning terrorist attacks will be removed to separate detention facilities under plans unveiled by ministers yesterday.
Prison rules have been amended so that inmates who hold “extreme” views or pose a risk to...
Saturday 22nd Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Felicity Collier
VIOLENCE in prisons across England and Wales is “spiralling out of control” amid an overcrowding epidemic, international human rights investigators revealed yesterday.
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), the...
Thursday 20th Apr 2017
Unions pay tribute to the workers who rushed to keep Londoners safe
Friday 24th Mar 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
A BAN forbidding prison officers standing down from certain duties is akin to “modern slavery,” their union said yesterday.
Lord Chancellor Liz Truss went to the High Court on Tuesday after the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) issued a circular telling members to...
Thursday 2nd Mar 2017
Judge denies prison officers the right to take action to end the crisis in our jails
Wednesday 1st Mar 2017
IT IS rarely a good idea to threaten a trade union with legal action when its leadership is carrying out the members’ wishes.
Menacing the Prison Officers Association (POA) is utterly self-defeating since the membership has already shown on several occasions that, faced with a...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Prison officers blast Truss’s £12m bung for south-east England
Monday 20th Feb 2017