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Sinn Féin delegation return to visit prisoners in Maghaberry Gaol

26 June, 2010 - by Raymond McCartney

A Sinn Féin delegation met with the prisoners in Roe House  Maghaberry Prison yesterday.

Speaking after the visit with prisoners in Roe House, Foyle MLA and vice-chair of the Assembly Justice Committee, Raymond McCartney said;

“Sinn Féin will took the opportunity to update the effected prisoners on what has transpired since our last visit with them.

"Sinn Féin is pro- active in seeking a resolution to the issues brought to our attention by the prisoners. It is important that prisoner’s rights are protected. Today we appraised the prisoners of the work that we have done since our last visit and listened intently to what they had to say.

"We are currently engaged in an ongoing discussions with the Justice Department and hope to meet with the Director of Prisons in the near future. We are confident that with the proper focus and political will we can reach a resolution to the issues raised during our meetings with all concerned.

"Carál Ní Chuilín and myself have met with the Director of the Prison Service on a number of occasions to outline our ongoing concerns about the situation in Roe House and in relation to the Prison system overall. We intend to maintain these contacts to ensure a satisfactory outcome.

"People being held in prison like all human beings have the right to be treated with respect and dignity” CRÍOCH

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