Sinn Féin MLA welcomes ending of prison protest
Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the ending of the protest at Maghaberry by a majority of prisoners taking part.
The Foyle MLA and Vice Chair of the Assembly’s Justice Committee said:
“I welcome this development which now creates the space for the resolution to the prison dispute.
“The agreement reached in 2010 provides the way forward and with good will on all sides this is an opportunity to end the protest within the prison.
“Prisoners and prison staff need to be treated with dignity and respect and the minister’s intention to seek a technological solution to the issue of strip searching provides an avenue to resolving the issue.”