Killings ‘no surprise’ after cuts, say governors
Thursday 20th Oct 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
PRISON officers and their union POA have long warned about the dangers of violence in their workplaces and their worries are echoed now by prison governors.
This is no time, in the wake of one death and two critical woundings in Pentonville jail, for ministerial hand-wringing,...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Trade union members give re-election campaign a boost
Friday 12th Aug 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
PRISON officers’ leaders have slammed draconian cuts in staffing after a prison governor was attacked and hospitalised by an inmate.
The attack happened at HMP Wayland in Norfolk, where a prisoner attacked governor Paul Cawkwell in the prison canteen where there were no officers...
Saturday 6th Aug 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Establishment forces don’t want working class people to have a voice so they can be in total control – as shown by the Tories’ hated Trade Union Act, says STEVE GILLAN
Saturday 16th Jul 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
Workers warn of further cuts and rising violence
Saturday 9th Jul 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
A THIRD of prisoners have admitted taking “legal highs” in the last month, according to a survey published today.
Of 625 respondents, 33 per cent of inmates reported having used “spice” — a synthetic substance which mimics the effects of cannabis —...
Wednesday 1st Jun 2016
PRISON officers condemned yesterday the closure of one of Britain’s most overcrowded jails, saying it will do nothing to alleviate the prison crisis.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove’s announced that HMP Kennet in Merseyside will close in July 2017 as part of flagship prison...
Saturday 28th May 2016
RAGING prison officers shouted “shame” at colleagues “too scared” to support the right to strike in a heated conference debate yesterday.
Anger flared at the Prison Officers Association (POA) conference as delegates demanded the union ballot members to take...
Friday 13th May 2016
A REPORT released yesterday into a top security jail has revealed a catalogue of suicides and violence.
HM Inspectorate of Prisons said that nine prisoners had killed themselves since 2012 at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes.
But Prison Officers Association leader Steve Gillan...
Tuesday 15th Mar 2016