Press release: Government hits target of 2,500 new prison officers 7 months ahead of schedule

first_imgHMP Cardiff’s Governor Danny Khan said: Going beyond this important milestone so early is a real achievement. It means the vast majority of these prison officers will be working on the landings by the summer, and all of them will be in place by the end of the year. This will make a real difference to the safety and security of our prisons, ensuring they can fulfil their purpose – protecting the public, reducing reoffending and crucially, rehabilitating offenders. But let me be clear – the recruitment drive continues and will continue until we reach required levels across the prison estate, with the same urgency that has secured this remarkable influx of new staff. I joined because I wanted a job where I could work with people and try to help rehabilitate them. I was also attracted to the idea that I could progress in this role in the future. I am really proud to work in the prison service – you’re working with such an important part of society. We are clear about the purposes prison serves: protection, punishment and rehabilitation. Our staffing drive is vital to ensuring prisons will not only be safer, more secure and more decent, but will support prisoners in turning their backs on crime for good.Increasing staffing levels is part of the wider prison reform programme, with its relentless focus on getting the basics right – ensuring prisons are safe and decent, with a secure perimeter that prevents drugs and other contraband getting in.And we are also cracking down on the serious and organised criminals operating their networks from behind bars, investing £14 million in tackling this threat including in new intelligence and serious and organised crime teams. Figures released today show an additional 2,699 prison officers on landings or in Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT) since October 2016, while a further 255 are performing operational support roles pending the start of their training.Dean Gardiner, acting Governor at HMP Pentonville, said: Hitting this target is an important milestone for the prison service. The new staff here at HMP Pentonville have made a real difference to how the prison runs by building positive relationships with prisoners. The boost in officer numbers has allowed us to deliver more and improve the rehabilitation offered to the offenders, which prepares them to turn away from crime upon release and prevents future victims of reoffending. The government has passed its target to recruit an additional 2,500 prison officers by the end of 2018 7 months ahead of schedule, the Justice Secretary revealed today (22 April 2018).As figures showed a net increase of 3,111 prison officers between October 2016 and March 2018, David Gauke said there would be no let up in the relentless recruitment drive despite the milestone being reached. Nearly 90 per cent of the 3,000 new recruits will be on the landings by the summer.Continuing to boost staffing numbers is crucial as it will allow prisons to introduce a new model where prison officers spend more time both one-to-one and with small groups of prisoners. This approach is key to creating more constructive relationships between offenders and prison officers, reducing violence, improving stability and intensifying the focus on rehabilitation.Justice Secretary David Gauke said: Officer Shrubsole, a neuroscience graduate, has just completed his training and started work at HMP Pentonville. The 25-year-old said: Officer Zefi, aged 27, has completed 6 months as a prison officer at HMP Featherstone. He said: I joined the service so that I could help rehabilitate people. In the past 6 months, I feel that I have already made a difference which is really rewarding. The work is varied – one day I could be escorting people to courts and the next supporting someone who is distressed or needs support. Working in prisons is obviously challenging, but our prison officers are clear their job is about rehabilitating offenders, helping them secure employment upon release and making society safer. It’s essential we recruit positive prison officers who aren’t afraid to push this agenda.last_img read more

No qualms over Ighalo’s return to Eagles declares Osimhen

first_img When asked if the former Watford forward would not be a threat in the striking position if he eventually returns to the national team set up, Osimhen said, “Ighalo is welcome (to the national team). He did so well for us in AFCON and of course in the qualifiers. Victor Osimhen celebrates with compatriot Odion Ighalo following his move to Manchester United He is welcome anytime. Whether I am on the bench or I’m starting, it will be very good for me to try and watch him play and try to help the team also. He is welcome anytime, for me to be on the bench or playing, I have no problem with that. Read AlsoFinally Cyriel  Dessers gets Eagles call up as Rohr names 24 for S/Leone While reacting to Sunday’s victory, Osimhen said, “For me, it is important we get  that three points. So we have to keep hope for the Champions League spot and of course coming here to win is not an easy one because they have a very good and organized team. We gave our all and the win is most important.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has said that he would be delighted to see Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo return to Super Eagles. Since becoming the first Nigerian to feature for the English side after joining on loan from Chinese Super League Club Shanghai on deadline day, football fans in his native country are buzzing for the 31-year-old to come out of retirement ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Ighalo announced his international retirement after helping Nigeria claim a bronze medal at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt where he emerge the tournament’s top scorer with five goals. Speaking with OJBSPORTS after helping his team to a 1-0 victory over FC Nantes in Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Osimhen however said Ighalo is an inspiration and he would be glad to lenrn from him. “Ighalo is a very big inspiration person, not just for Nigeria but the world football. For me, I draw some inspiration from him and try to learn from his game also. For me to see him and to have his jersey is one thing I would really cherished forever and I’m really happy he is a brother to me and we are very close.”Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

Orioles’ Stevie Wilkerson becomes first position player to record save

first_imgMORE: Watch live MLB games all season long on fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Orioles outfielder came in to pitch the 16th inning of Baltimore’s game against the Angels. He threw a 1-2-3 inning, sitting down Brian Goodwin, Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols in order to secure a 10-8 win. Wilkerson’s pitches averaged just 54.3 mph. Stevie Wilkerson bringing the HEAT! He averaged 54.3 mph on the way to collecting the first save by a position player in @MLB history. #Birdland pic.twitter.com/pWLMCd6PaO— DC ✍🏼🎙📊 (@DanClarkSports) July 26, 2019With this performance, he became the first position player to record a save in MLB history. Saves didn’t become an official stat until 1969. Stevie Wilkerson is the first position player EVER to record a save (saves became an official stat in 1969).— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 26, 2019While it’s not his usual role, Wilkerson isn’t unfamiliar with the mound. This was his third appearance in July and his scoreless frame lowered his ERA to 2.25.The game lasted 6 hours, 19 minutes and saw a combined 20 pitchers. The O’s may not have much to celebrate this season, being 33 games out of first place with a 33-69 record, but they managed to pull off an epic win and one of their players even made history in the process. Orioles fans woke up to good news Friday morning. Stevie Wilkerson made history Thursday night and it wasn’t for his defensive mishap in center field or game-tying hit in the eighth inning. Believe it or not, it was for his performance on the mound. last_img read more