Prisons in the press – 15 MarchPosted: March 15, 2015 | |
Prison officers: undervalued, underpaid and up for industrial action.
Prisons in the press brings you the best articles from the past week to keep you up-to-date on prison news.
Hot off the press
Undervalued and underpaid: four out of five prison officers will miss out on a pay rise while teachers, doctors and soldiers will all see their salaries increase next year. Steve Gillan, General Secretary of the Prison Officers Association described the treatment of prison officers as “absolutely shocking”. The Guardian reports.
Prison officers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action amid fears that cuts will threaten staff safety. This comes after two officers were stabbed in Northern Ireland and three seriously injured in a Midlands prison. The Irish Mirror has the story.
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In pictures this week
Photographs by Steve Davis featured in the Daily Mail show a bleak snapshot of the American juvenile prison system and a unique insight into youth incarceration.
In other news…
A nurse at HMP Pentonville has been struck off for attempting to steal therapeutic musical instruments. The instruments were discovered in Amos Moijueh’s possession when his bag was heard “rattling“. The maraca in question has since been recovered. The Islington Gazette has the inside story.