Prison officers walk out in protest at ‘unprecedented violence’ in British jails

Thousands of prison officers walked out for six hours in protest at ‘unprecedented violence’ in British jails this morning.

Members of the POA, the trade union for prison staff, staged a demonstration from 7am to protest against rising levels of violence in jails.

The union wants the government to issue better personal protection equipment to its 28,000 members and reduce levels of violence and overcrowding in jails.

Standards across the prison estate have come under...
source: Metro

2018-09-14 17:47
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