Prison Officers Association

Type: Organization
Name: Prison Officers Association
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: Prisons staffing at 'crisis level'

Staffing levels at jails in the West Midlands are in a "crisis" position, according to the Prison Officers' Association (POA).The trade union said staff were being asked to travel hundreds of miles to help fill staff shortages in the area.In some cases, ... [Published BBC - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 3 reports

Bell: Govt aggressive in addressing prison issues

The Ministry of National Security has launched a “direct and aggressive” approach to address the longstanding concerns at Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP), Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell said yesterday.Bell said he is confident Minister ... [Published Nassau Guardian - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

29th Valley Parade Memorial Tournament

The , to remember the 56 football fans who lost their lives in the Bradford City fire disaster, will take place at Bradford Council’s Marley Activities and Coaching Centre on the weekend of April 19 and 20.It will commemorate the tragic events of May ... [Published Bradford Metropolitan District Council - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Beith to meet prison bosses

Local MP Sir Alan Beith is to meet senior executives from Sodexo to discuss serious concerns over staff reductions and other operational issues at HMP Northumberland.The Liberal Democrat MP, who represents the Berwick constituency, said: “I have recently ... [Published Berwick Advertiser - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

"Dangerous" prisoner repeatedly slashed fellow inmate after trapping him in cell

A PRISONER who repeatedly slashed a fellow inmate with a razor blade has been given a life sentence with an effective minimum five year jail term.A judge at Teesside Crown Court said Neil Wilson had left the victim with “dreadful” injuries after slashing ... [Published Darlington & Stockton Times - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Budget cuts 'make prison dangerous'

Officers at Nottingham Prison are "getting assaulted on a regular basis" because of budget cuts, overcrowding and a lack of staff, a union claims.The POA union says HMP Nottingham is "extremely tense and dangerous" and has asked for a review of staffing ... [Published BBC - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Prison reopening as convictions rise

A wing to house more than 130 inmates at a prison in Essex is to reopen after it was closed in 2013 to cut costs.The wing at HMP Chelmsford has been brought back into commission to deal with increasing numbers being jailed by the courts in the county ... [Published BBC - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Nottingham Prison: Inmates stage protest and refuse to return to...

More than 20 prisoners refused to return to their cells during a protest inside HMP Nottingham.Officers at the Perry Road jail struggled for more than two hours to get inmates to follow the rules on Monday.The protest started at 2.20pm and finished around ... [Published Nottingham Post - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Wages woes

SEVERAL temporary prison officers have not been paid since last November, causing unease among the staff at HMP Dodds.So serious has the situation become that management is understood to have approached the Prison Officers Association (POA) to provide ... [Published Barbados Daily Nation - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Convenience Muslims in prison threaten order and are tomorrows extremists warn prison officers

Prison Officers' Association head Steve Gillan has said that an increasing number of prisoners are becoming 'convenience Muslims' leading to heightened tensions with guards and ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 3 reports

'Staff predicted prison disturbance' - union chief

STAFF at a private prison where about 50 inmates took over a wing predicted there would be trouble when the workforce was cut, a union official has said.The disorder at HMP Northumberland, in Morpeth, on Friday night, lasted for about seven hours and ... [Published Northern Echo - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 8 reports

Probe launched after 'inmates took over prison wing'

AN INVESTIGATION is underway after more than 50 inmates dramatically took over part of a prison.RIOT: Prisoners allegedly took control of part of HMP Northumberland on Friday evening after refusing to go back into their cells [GETTY – MODELLED]The incident ... [Published Daily Star - Mar 29 2014]

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"While the tournament was born out of a tragedy that will always be remembered, it also gives us chance to look forward and see young footballers enjoying the tournament. It shows how sport can unite people."
Steve Gillan, general secretary of the POA, formerly the Prison Officers Association, said: "Nottingham has been on our radar as a trade union for quite some time."
"The prison population is increasing and the closures at Chelmsford and Hull would create problems" Steve Gillan POA general secretary said
"A lot of staff already do overtime, so my fear is that staff will burn out quicker."

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VIDEO: Prisons staffing at 'crisis level' [Published BBC - Apr 17 2014]
Bell: Govt aggressive in addressing prison issues [Published Nassau Guardian - Apr 16 2014]
Prison officers threaten action [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
29th Valley Parade Memorial Tournament [Published Bradford Metropolitan District Council - Apr 15 2014]
Prison officers threaten action [Published Nassau Guardian - Apr 15 2014]
Beith to meet prison bosses [Published Berwick Advertiser - Apr 15 2014]
Muslims in prison: over-representation and unde... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Apr 14 2014]
"Dangerous" prisoner repeatedly slashed fellow ... [Published Darlington & Stockton Times - Apr 11 2014]
Budget cuts 'make prison dangerous' [Published BBC - Apr 10 2014]
Prison reopening as convictions rise [Published BBC - Apr 10 2014]
Two Victorian wings at Hull Prison to be re-opened [Published Hull Daily Mail - Apr 10 2014]
Further protests at Nottingham Prison [Published Nottingham Post - Apr 09 2014]
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition progress... [Published Socialist Party - Apr 09 2014]
Nottingham Prison: Inmates stage protest and re... [Published Nottingham Post - Apr 08 2014]
Nottingham Prison: Inmates stage protest and re... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 08 2014]
Wages woes [Published Barbados Daily Nation - Apr 06 2014]
Staff safety fears after disturbance at prison [Published Northumberland Gazette - Apr 03 2014]
Convenience Muslims in prison threaten order an... [Published Big News Network - Apr 02 2014]
Prison officers' union warns of heightened tens... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 01 2014]
'Staff predicted prison disturbance' - union chief [Published Northern Echo - Mar 30 2014]
Prison staff 'forecast trouble' [Published Southern Daily Echo - Mar 30 2014]
MP wants answers on prison ‘stand-off’ [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Mar 30 2014]
Probe launched after 'inmates took over prison ... [Published Daily Star - Mar 29 2014]
‘Stand-off’ at Northumberland prison [Published Northumberland Gazette - Mar 29 2014]
‘Stand-off’ at Northumberland prison [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Mar 29 2014]
HMP Northumberland: Prison back under control a... [Published The Independent - Mar 29 2014]
Northumberland inmates 'take over prison wing' [Published itv.com - Mar 29 2014]
Riot teams on standby after inmates take contro... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 29 2014]
Riot officers on standby after prisoners take o... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Mar 29 2014]
'Riot' alert as jail wing taken over [Published BBC - Mar 28 2014]
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