TORY mismanagement of prisons in England and Wales has caused soaring levels of violence with an average of one prisoner dying every day this year, a shocking new report revealed yesterday.
Statistics from the Ministry of Justice show that 91 men and women died in prisons during the...
Friday 29th Apr 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THE leader of Britain’s 31,000 prison officers laid the blame for failure to spot clues that people in prison may commit suicide firmly at the government’s door yesterday.
Prison Officers’ Association general secretary Steve Gillan spoke following publication of a...
Tuesday 16th Feb 2016
Secure hospital staff want colleagues reinstated
Saturday 14th Nov 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
It’s high time that zero-tolerance actually meant zero-tolerance, no matter what kind of workplace you’re in, says STEVE GILLAN
Tuesday 15th Sep 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
A PRISON custody officer who was assaulted as she escorted a prisoner from a hearing at London’s Blackfriars Crown Court to a waiting van has died.
Serco employee Lorraine Barwell was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by air ambulance, but Scotland Yard...
Saturday 4th Jul 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
- ’Impossible’ pressures causing rise in suicides
- Life expectancy at retirement just 18 months
Friday 15th May 2015
by Lamiat Sabinin Southport
PRISON officers should be made more aware of the “insidious” TTIP agreement before it is too late, the union warned yesterday.
The secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — that is currently...
by Lamiat SabinIn Southport
OFFICIALS from prison officers’ union POA announced yesterday that they could no longer work with the industry’s “independent” pay review board after warnings that pay cuts are affecting morale were met with...
Wednesday 13th May 2015
PRISON officers in fear for their health called for more measures to protect them from diseases and attacks at work yesterday.
Delegates at the Prison Officers Association (POA) meeting in Southport unanimously voted for their...
The stress that the modern-day prison officer faces is unprecedented – but the POA will be fighting to ensure the problem is taken seriously says STEVE GILLAN