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Maghaberry agreement must be implemented.

3 June, 2011 - by Raymond McCartney


SinnFéin Vice-Chair of the Assembly Justice committee Raymond McCartney MLA (Foyle) has called for the agreement reached between prisoners and the Prison administration to be implemented in full as a matter of urgency.

Speaking today Mr McCartney said:

“There are continuing concerns about the treatment of prisoners being held in Maghaberry with allegations of prisoners being mistreated by prison staff.

“It is important that prisoners rights are protected and that human rights are to the fore of the prison regime.

“Carál Ní Chuilín and myself have met with senior Prison management on numerous occasions to outline our ongoing concerns about the situation in Roe House and in relation to the Prison system overall.

“During that process an agreement was reached between the prisoners and the Prison Administration. This agreement needs to be implemented in full as a matter of urgency.

"I will be pressing the Prison administration and the Justice Minister on the mater to ensure that this is done. The situation cannot be allowed to deteriorate any further and a resolution must be forthcoming without further delay.” CRÍOCH

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