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More improvements at Maghaberry prison needed - McCartney

24 February, 2016 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has said that while any improvements in the conditions at Maghaberry Prison are welcome the management need to implement more changes to ensure standards are raised.

 Mr McCartney said,

 “The failure by the management at Maghaberry prison to follow the recommendations of former Inspector of Prison, Anne Owers report lead to a damning inspection last year.

 “While I welcome the news that the situation has stabilised  it is important that we build upon this and improve conditions for prisoners and staff alike.

 “The change of management at the prison is an opportunity to fully implement all recommendations otherwise conditions in the jail will be severely undermined and continue to fall below the standard needed.” 

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