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All prisoners should be treated with dignity and respect - McElduff

27 January, 2015 - by Barry McElduff

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff has said all prisoners in Maghaberry must be treated with dignity and respect. 

The West Tyrone MLA said; 

"I raised concerns with justice minister David Ford about the conditions in which prisoners in Roe House in Maghaberry are being held. 

"Quite a number of prisoners, including some from my own constituency, have been held in solitary confinement for a considerable period of time. 

"A number of my Sinn Féin colleagues have met with the prisoners in Roe House and heard their concerns at first hand. 

"All prisoners deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and Sinn Féin will continue to campaign for the rights of prisoners. 

"We are now calling on Justice Minister David Ford and the Prison Service to ensure that the agreement reached in Maghaberry in August 2010 is implemented in the timeline agreed." 

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