Prison Governor’s Journal (PGJ) by Brendan O’Friel centres on the chronic crisis in the Prison Service in England and Wales since 1946. PGJ covers different aspects of the crisis; much is around staff and difficult industrial relations. A critical issue was whether industrial action was legal – PGJ itemises the way politicians and senior leaders avoided the issue for many years. As a founding member of the Prison Governor’s Association in 1986, the author explains the setting up of a new union including the problems encountered.
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