A MAJOR disturbance at privately run HMP Birmingham began yesterday with reports of a “badly injured” prisoner and inmates burning and destroying their files.
Security firm G4S, which runs the Victorian category B jail, confirmed that the incident began shortly after 9am on...
Saturday 17th Dec 2016
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
A RECRUITMENT drive of prison officers will not be enough even to replace those who have left in the past year, new figures revealed yesterday.
Justice Secretary Liz Truss was forced to announce the recruitment of new staff after recent rises in violence and suicide rates and even...
Friday 11th Nov 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Officers ‘won’t tolerate having heads kicked in any more’
Friday 28th Oct 2016
Workers warn of further cuts and rising violence
Saturday 9th Jul 2016
THE leader of Britain’s prison officers blamed government cuts yesterday for widespread use of drugs and contraband at a Yorkshire prison.
More than 2.2lbs of drugs previously known as “legal highs” and dozens of mobile phones were seized at HM Prison Lindholme, near...
Thursday 7th Jul 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
by Will Stone at POA conference in Southport
Wednesday 11th May 2016
posted by Will Stone in Britain
When urgent action to protect prison officers and prisoners is hit with injunctions, what hope is there for a safe service? asks STEVE GILLAN
Tuesday 10th May 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
PRISON staff at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs jail walked out yesterday over health and safety concerns.
Members of the Prison Officers Association (POA), who are barred from taking formal industrial action, gathered outside the west London facility in protest against a spate of recent...
Saturday 7th May 2016