POA Hke - Dorchester Prison to Tolpuddle
10.30am Saturday 20 July 2019
Prisons remain in crisis with inadequate staffing and resources to keep prisoners and staff safe.
The prison population has increased and budgets have been cut. Many prisons are in crisis and the staff forced to work in unsafe conditions. The Prison Officers Association has campaigned constantly to raise awareness of violence in prisons.
Prison Officers are banned from taking industrial action and they plan a Hike from Dorchester to Tolpuddle to make the case for the right to strike and highlight the dangerous conditions in our prisons.
Travel by coach to Dorchester Prison with a slow steedy walk back to Tolpuddle (takes approx 3-4 hours)
Meet at the coach layby opposite museum at 10am.
Free. No need to make reserverations just turn up - all welcome.