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by old sweat
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: should all mobile phones in prisons be BLOCKED?
Replies: 65
Views: 21333

Re: should all mobile phones in prisons be BLOCKED?

Yes they should . see below why. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html When these two violent thugs were jailed, their victims must have felt some sense of relief that they were behind bars and being punished. The pictures here, however, tell a very different story – because they were actually ...
by old sweat
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: HMP Oakwood
Replies: 0
Views: 3272

HMP Oakwood

http://www.economicvoice.com/oakwood-prison-no-toilet-roll-no-bread/50039287 News, Politics Oakwood prison: no toilet roll, no bread Oakwood prison: no toilet roll, no bread August 12th, 2013 Author: Economic Voice Staff 0 inShare No toilet roll, no bread: Report reveals chaos at G4S-run Oakwood pri...
by old sweat
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: wages- are they fair?
Replies: 13
Views: 14337

Re: wages- are they fair?

Done some digging. band 3 includes admin and officers.As of April 2012 37 £16,000 £16,500 £17,000 £17,990 £19,030 National 37 incl 17% unsocial £18,720 £19,305 £19,890 £21,048 £22,265 39 inc. ACHP & 17% unsocial £19,585 £20,197 £20,809 £22,020 £23,294 37 £18,100 £18,670 £19,235 £20,355 £21,530 37 in...
by old sweat
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: wages- are they fair?
Replies: 13
Views: 14337

Re: wages- are they fair?

Wyer wrote:Your figures are way WAY off....

But no prison staff are not paid enough full stop.
My mistake sorry.Can you post what they are then please?
by old sweat
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: wages- are they fair?
Replies: 13
Views: 14337

wages- are they fair?

A new public sector prison offficer will get around £24k ( thousands less if new- £ 17k I believe ) when on top pay ( 4-5 years service I believe ). This includes 17% allowance for weekend working, shift disturbance, unsociable hours etc and a 39 hrs ( approx ) working week. We all know that with a ...
by old sweat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 10,000 phones are stolen in London every month
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Re: 10,000 phones are stolen in London every month

I found one on a cell search and the con accused me of stealing his phone when i removed it. The little tinker also demanded that the governor give it back to him or allow him to hand it out on a visit!!!
by old sweat
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: is private best?
Replies: 5
Views: 3566

is private best?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23447437 Two privately-run prisons are among three the government has expressed "serious concern" over, Ministry of Justice (MoJ) ratings have revealed. HMP Oakwood, run by G4S, HMP Thameside, run by Serco, and the Prison Service's HMP Winchester in Hampshire, were given...
by old sweat
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: hmp swaleside in the news
Replies: 1
Views: 1844

hmp swaleside in the news

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest- ... ban-prison

Riot fear in sun ban prison
A PRISON officer was stabbed and another was slashed by inmates furious that they were not allowed to sunbathe.

can it get any worse?

Found on KTD.
by old sweat
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: Five prison officers have been suspended @ Belmarsh
Replies: 7
Views: 4508

Re: Five prison officers have been suspended @ Belmarsh

Unless the officers in question decided to beat the crap out of this poor misjudged religious man and the CCTV proves this, then I'm sure the police will find that no assault took place and the force used was justified. Don't forget the Met police who will investigate this incident themselves shot t...
by old sweat
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: morton hall in the news
Replies: 0
Views: 1957

morton hall in the news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-23334753 Inspectors at Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre praised recent improvements but raised concerns that many people were held for too long. A riot broke out at the centre, which houses about 360 men, over the Christmas period, according ...
by old sweat
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: YOI violence
Replies: 1
Views: 2407

YOI violence

0 July 2013 Last updated at 14:36 Share this pageEmailPrint ShareFacebookTwitter Feltham Young Offender Institution 'unacceptably violent' BBC news. A young offender institution has been labelled "unacceptably violent" by inspectors who found "unprecedentedly high" use of batons by staff. Feltham Pr...
by old sweat
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: TOIL
Replies: 4
Views: 3519

Re: TOIL

So does this ruling mean that the whole of bulletin 8 is not worth the paper it is printed on then? Is the staff handbook or whatever it is called now not worth the paper it is printed on then? Do prison officers actually have a binding lawful contract and have any terms and conditions at all ? Are ...
by old sweat
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: 'Resettlement' prisons
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

Re: 'Resettlement' prisons

What's new then? Local discharge has been going on for years. Re-inventing the wheel and giving it a new name !
by old sweat
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Front Door
Topic: the end of "progression pay"
Replies: 12
Views: 5478

Re: the end of "progression pay"

Belfast 87 wrote:
old sweat wrote: What sort of pay do private sector custody officers get and do they have increments?
no increments but we got 1.5% pay rise this year
Interesting. How does your pay compare to the public sector ? does your company have a on probation pay and after probation pay?

Cheers
by old sweat
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Front Door
Topic: new Welsh prison
Replies: 9
Views: 4196

new Welsh prison

By Steffan Rhys 1 Comment North Wales to get new £250m super prison as part of major new spending projects 27 Jun 2013 10:52 The prison could hold 2,000 inmates and has been campaigned for by Wrexham council, which said it could result in hundreds of new job http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-n...