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UK prison officers return to work after protest against violence in jails

Friday, September 14, 2018

Thousands of British prison officers returned to their jobs on Friday, after staging a six-hour walkout to protest against rising levels of violence in jails. The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) union wants the government to issue better personal protection equipment to its 28,000 members and reduce levels of violence and overcrowding in jails. Prison officers had demonstrated outside jails across England and Wales early on Friday morning, defying government demands…