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A vision for the 21st century prison officer

  • Price: £5

  • ISBN: 978-1-905994-18-2

  • Published: 2009

  • Pages: 18

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


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Prison officers are being asked to undertake increasingly complex and varied tasks but have not benefited from commensurate remuneration, respect or support.

This report suggests that a radical and fundamental review of the role of the prison officer is needed and a wider debate about the future of role of prison staff.


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