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Magilligan never a viable option for prison

21 August, 2007

East Derry Sinn Féin MLA Francie Brolly has said that the current review into the replacement for Magilligan prison must reflect the potential for the area without the prison and must accomodate prisoners relatives.

He said,

"This area which I represent has immense tourism potential and was never viable as a prison venue. For example Magilligan Strand and Lough Foyle have both immense attraction possibilities.

" I have long been an advocate of moving the prison to another site and I have met the former Direct Rule Minister Paul Goggins on this matter.

"The human rights of prisoners families who are also innocent victims needs also to be considered by the six county Affairs Committee

"I urge the committee to act forthwith on this matter." Críoch

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