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Damning reports will continue into prisons unless recommendations implemented – McCartney.

1 October, 2013 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said that unless the recommendations made by Anne Ower are implemented then there will continued to be damning reports into the North’s prisons.

The Foyle MLA and Vice-Chair of the Justice Committee was speaking after the most recent damning report into two of the North’s prisons by the Criminal Justice Inspection.

Raymond McCartney said:

“We note with concern another damning report into the management of the women's prison and young offenders centre at Hydebank Wood.

“These reports and findings come despite the promise of reform following the review of prisons here by Anne Owers.

“The Prison Service need to return to Anne Owers recommendations or we will continue to have damning reports on the state of the prisons in the future.”

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