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14 September 2018
An interview with the POA DGS Joe Simpson
22 August 2018
Birmingham Prison has become the latest in a long line of catastrophic failures of privatisation
15 November 2017
End assaults on inmates: Thousands of young people have been harmed while being 'restrained' by officers in secure facilities
13 September 2017
Fighting racism means fighting capitalism: David Lammy's report highlights the oppression faced by black and Asian people without addressing its key causes
15 February 2017
The latest government statistics show yet another record high in prison deaths and violence
9 November 2016
The latest national statistics on safety in our prison system were released recently. These quarterly figures have been breaking records and setting new "unprecedented highs" systematically since 2010 - a year which 'coincidentally' ties in with the culling of 7,000 prison officers' jobs.
2 November 2016
"I was encouraged to work - for £1 an hour" Tamil Solidarity activist Nandan, who recently spent several weeks in a Home Office detention centre, spoke to the Socialist about his experience of organising against the exploitation of inmates and the campaign to fight for refugee rights.
24 August 2016
The Tories have handed the contract for the government's Equality Advisory and Support Service discrimination helpline to notorious privatisers G4S.
13 July 2016
Prison officers in England and Wales staged unofficial walkouts on 8 July
9 March 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Responses to International Women's Day and comments on the left case for EU exit.
4 November 2015
Tara Hudson, a transgender woman, was locked up in an all-male prison after her conviction for assault.
21 October 2015
Probation and family court workers organised in Napo left their AGM last week with a new mood of determination to rebuild their union.
14 October 2015
Probation and family courts workers - gathering in Eastbourne for their union Napo's conference - face an uncertain future as the full scale of cuts and privatisation comes into view.
8 July 2015
For the rich there are very few obstacles to migrating to Britain. It is altogether another story for the majority of those currently fleeing war, dictatorship and conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
3 December 2014
During Tory Justice Minister Chris Grayling's flying visit to Greenhead College in Huddersfield on 14 November, sixth form Law and Politics students put him on the spot on a number of issues
10 September 2014
Government cuts, leading to massive staff shortages, are deepening the crisis in the prison service as John Hancock of the Prison Officers' Association (POA) national executive committee, explains
13 January 2014
Private prisons and particularly Oakwood - run by G4S - have once again been in the news
27 November 2013
Secretary of State Chris Grayling's plans to privatise large parts of the criminal justice system suffered a severe blow last week with the announcement that three prisons in South Yorkshire set for private takeover will now remain in public hands, writes Chas Berry, Kent branch chair, National Association of Probation Officers (Napo).
5 September 2013
POA members at HMP Leeds held a gate meeting this morning to discuss yesterday's announcement that four prisons will close
22 May 2013
In May the prison officers' union POA met for their national conference in Southport. POA is increasingly at the centre of the battle against austerity
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