Prison Gangs, Violence and Contraband still a Major Problem – Prison Officers Association

Jim Mitchell, Deputy General Secretary of the Prison Officers Association, speaking at their Annual Delegate Conference in Sligo this week said, “The numbers, motivation and behaviour of prison gangs within our prisons is a major concern for individual prison officers and this association. In our major prisons, in particular, individual prison officers must deal with threats … More Prison Gangs, Violence and Contraband still a Major Problem – Prison Officers Association

Seizures of Mobiles and Drugs in Prisons Rose Last Year

Seizures of contraband, including mobile phones and drugs, increased significantly across the Irish Prison Service last year. And the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) said on Friday those controlling the supply routes wielded great power in the prisons as a result. Last year 872 mobile phones were found in jails and drugs were seized on 1,018 … More Seizures of Mobiles and Drugs in Prisons Rose Last Year