Prisoner gets apology from ombudsman over attack inquiry – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2012 in complaints, news, ombudsmen, prison officers by sally

“A triple murderer who attacked three prison officers with a broken bottle while serving a life sentence has secured an apology after authorities failed to properly investigate claims that he had been attacked by warders in his cell.”

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The Independent, 11th August 2012

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Littlehey jail mutiny pair given longer sentences – The Independent

“Two convicted criminals who attacked prison officers and held a mutiny inside their jail have been handed longer sentences.”

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The Independent, 24th May 2012

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Prison officers face injunction against pension protests – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2012 in industrial action, injunctions, news, pensions, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers staging pension protest meetings have been told they face the threat of a high court injunction because they are banned from taking industrial action.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2012

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Inmate Kevan Thakrar cleared over prison guards attack – BBC News

“A man serving life for three murders has been cleared over a prison attack in which he stabbed three guards.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2011

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Prison compensation culture ‘rampant’ over £60m in payouts – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2011 in compensation, news, personal injuries, prison officers, prisons by sally

“Tens of millions of pounds in compensation have been paid to criminals, prison staff and visitors to British jails, new official figures have disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2011

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Unions lose redundancy pay case – The Independent

“The two largest Civil Service unions have lost their High Court challenge to a scheme which will reduce benefits paid to members on redundancy and early retirement.”

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The Independent, 10th August 2011

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Downview sex case prison governor jailed – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2011 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers, retrials, sentencing by tracey

“An acting prison governor who had a sexual relationship with a woman inmate has been jailed for five years.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2011

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Downview prison officer ‘ordered sex act’, court told – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2011 in misfeasance in public office, news, prison officers by sally

“A senior prison officer ordered a frightened woman inmate to perform a sex act with him, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2011

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Corrupt prison officer jailed – The Independent

“Police today pledged to crack down on corrupt prison officers after a male officer was jailed for smuggling drugs to inmates.”

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The Independent, 28th May 2011

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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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