Murder convictions appeal over ‘prison guard juror’ – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in appeals, juries, murder, news, prison officers by sally

“The murder convictions of two Nottingham men could be unsafe because one of the jurors was a prison officer, the Criminal Appeal Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2011

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Prison officers sue to stop private firm taking over four jails – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2011 in judicial review, news, prison officers, prisons by sally

“The Prison Officers Association (POA) is to launch a high court bid to prevent the UK’s biggest private prisons contractor from taking over four prisons currently under review.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2011

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Justice ‘heading for meltdown’ – The Independent

Posted February 21st, 2011 in criminal justice, news, prison officers, prisons by sally

“The Government is playing Russian roulette with public safety and the criminal justice system is heading for meltdown, the Prison Officers’ Association warned.”

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The Independent, 20th February 2011

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Payout for prison officer stressed by accounts of sex crimes – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2011 in damages, news, post-traumatic stress disorder, prison officers by sally

“Steven Heaven, 44, wins undisclosed six-figure sum after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2011

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Sex acts prison officer jailed for two years – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2010 in news, perverting the course of justice, prison officers, sentencing by sally

“A prison officer has been jailed for two years after admitting having a sexual relationship with an inmate.”

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BBC News, 10thDecember 2010

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Revealed: brutal guide to punishing jailed youths – The Observer

“Shocking details of techniques used to inflict pain deliberately on children in privately run jails have been revealed for the first time in a government document obtained by the Observer.”

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The Observer, 18th July 2010

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Jail for Suffolk sex abuse prison officer – BBC News

“A prison officer from Suffolk has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a 17-year-old in a young offenders’ institute.”

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BBC News, 10th May 2010

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Iqbal v Prison Officers Association – WLR Daily

Posted December 7th, 2009 in damages, false imprisonment, industrial action, law reports, prison officers by sally

Iqbal v Prison Officers Association [2009] EWCA Civ 1310; [2009] WLR (D) 355

“A claim for false imprisonment did not lie against prison officers who took unlawful strike action which resulted in a prisoner, who would otherwise have been permitted by the prison governor to leave his cell for the purpose of working, exercise and health care, being confined to his cell.”

WLR Daily, 4th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Prisons accused of transferring most difficult inmates to pass inspections – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2009 in news, prison officers, prisons, transfer of prisoners by sally

“Wandsworth and Pentonville jails are accused of attempting to dupe inspectors.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2009

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‘Pretty’ prison officer wins case – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2009 in harassment, news, prison officers, unfair dismissal by sally

“A former prison officer who said she was forced out of her job after being bullied because she was pretty has won her case for unfair dismissal.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2009

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Degree call for prison officers – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2009 in news, prison officers by sally

“All prison officers should be educated to degree level to help give them the necessary skills for the ‘challenging’ job, a penal reform charity has said.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2009

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Jail strike ban ‘breaches rights’ – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2008 in industrial action, news, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers are appealing to the European Court of Human Rights over legislation banning them from striking.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

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Jail officer awarded £43k damages – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2008 in news, prison officers, whistleblowers by sally

“A Wakefield prison officer who appeared as a witness in a whistleblowing case has been awarded £43,875 by an employment tribunal.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2008

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Ministry of Justice v Prison Officers’ Association – Times Law Reports

Posted March 31st, 2008 in human rights, industrial action, law reports, prison officers by sally

Ministry of Justice v Prison Officers’ Association

Queen’s Bench Division

“Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights guaranteeing freedom of assembly and association, conferred no express right to strike and it was not breached by a court order forbidding any form of industrial action.”

The Times, 31st March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Jack Straw scraps reform of prostitute law to avoid prison officer strike – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in bills, news, prison officers, prostitution by sally

” Jack Straw dropped measures to overhaul the law on prostitution yesterday to ensure that a Bill that prevents prison officers from striking is law by May.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

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Regina (Haase) v Independent Adjudicator – Times Law Reports

Posted February 11th, 2008 in disciplinary procedures, law reports, prison officers by sally

Regina (Haase) v Independent Adjudicator

Queen’s Bench Division

“Prison disciplinary hearings by independent adjudicators, in which the prosecution case was presented by a prison officer who might also be a witness, were not incompatible with the right to a fair trial guaranteed by article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 11th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Figures reveal 1,300 prison officers guilty of misconduct over six years – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in news, prison officers by sally

“More than 1,000 prison officers in England and Wales were found guilty of misconduct between 2000 and 2006 for offences including improper sexual relationships and endangering the safety of their jails, figures obtained by the Guardian reveal.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2007

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Prison officers to be banned from striking – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2007 in industrial action, news, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers are to be banned from going on strike, the justice secretary, Jack Straw, disclosed last night.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2007

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Jail dispute set to spread to other public sector unions despite talks – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in industrial action, news, prison officers, trade unions by sally

“More strikes by prison officers look inevitable in the wake of the government’s response to this week’s wildcat action. The justice secretary, Jack Straw, is due to meet union leaders today for ‘meaningful talks’, but both sides appeared headed for a confrontation which could spread to other public sector unions.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007

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Court rules against ‘illegal’ UK prison strike – Financial Times

Posted August 29th, 2007 in industrial action, injunctions, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers … defied a court injunction aimed at halting an illegal strike by thousands of warders across England and Wales. ”

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Financial Times, 29th August 2007

Source: www.ft.com