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The separation of paramilitary prisoners at HMP Maghaberry

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

The separation of paramilitary prisoners at HMP Maghaberry

second report of session 2003-04

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

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Published by Stationery Office in London .
Written in English


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StatementNorthern Ireland Affairs Committee.
Series[HC] -- 302-II
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15571293M
ISBN 100215015258
OCLC/WorldCa316610947

  Sinn Fein is keen to adopt an ‘inclusive approach’ on the issue of a victim, including paramilitary attacks. Declan Kearney, who has previously voted AYE on Ending the Separation of Paramilitary Prisoners at HMP Maghaberry, insists inclusion and equality is .   Maghaberry Prison had an average annual cost of £81, per prisoner, one of the highest in the UK. August Prisoner John Deery attempts suicide in his cell at Maghaberry.

Prison officer overtime bill hits £ million in three years New figures show huge sums are being spent every month to bolster staffing levels at the region's four main jails with overtime. HMP Maghaberry for the period 1 April to 31 March During this period the building work on the separated houses following the Steele Review has, in the main, been completed and the dispute with the Prison Officers' Association has been resolved. This has allowed the focus of attention to move to activities associated with the.

the separation of male paramilitary prisoners at Maghaberry: both the regime available to women, and the relationship with prison officers deteriorated. There were two self-inflicted deaths, and an extremely critical report by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. There are currently prisoners in Maghaberry and the director-general of prisons in the province, Peter Russell said he expected separation to involve "more than 5pc of the prison population.


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Click and Collect from your local. Coordinates. HMP Maghaberry was built on the site of RAF Maghaberry, a World War II airfield near Lisburn, Northern Ireland, which was used as a flying station by the Royal Air Force and also as a transit airfield for the United States Army Air the end of the war, the airfield was run down and various government agencies used parts of the old airfield until the Northern Ireland Location: Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

The Committee has decided to conduct an inquiry into the separation of paramilitary prisoners at HMP Maghaberry. It will take as its starting point the Steele Review into the safety of staff and prisoners, and the decisions taken by the Government in response to the Review's recommendations.

I beg to move. That this Assembly notes that HMP Maghaberry is unique in the British Isles and much of Europe for the challenges it faces as a result of housing prisoners with such opposing political and ideological views and criminal backgrounds; further notes the continuing implementation of a flawed decision taken in to separate paramilitary prisoners and the impact that this is having.

The all-party report said: "We believe that the separation of paramilitary prisoners at HMP Maghaberry was demanded by dissidents for political reasons and acceded to.

Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Maghaberry is situated near Lisburn in County Antrim. It opened in Following the closure of HMP Belfast in and HMP Maze inMaghaberry was required to absorb and accommodate a number of different prisoner groups including remand prisoners and those paramilitaries who were not released from prison early under the Belfast Agreement.

Republican and loyalist paramilitary prisoners in separated regimes should be offered the same level of education and other constructive activities as those in the general prison population, a new report has said.

A three-person review team was appointed to examine constructive activity in separated prison accommodation at HMP Maghaberry under the Northern Ireland Executive's anti. Maghaberry prison landing.

Suddenly one week, nearly all of the prisoners on the mixed wings were transferred to Maghaberry to enjoy a different kind of prison life – ‘mixing’ or ‘conforming’ and escaping the grip of paramilitaries still bound to the belief that murdering people was legitimate.

4 Separation of paramilitary prisoners. After the closure of HMP Belfast in and HMP Maze inHMP Maghaberry, which opened inbecame the only prison in Northern Ireland holding male prisoners who were members of paramilitary organisations.

HMP Maghaberry is a high security prison near Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Opened inthe prison has capacity to hold male inmates. Robert Black (convicted of murder, kidnap, preventing the lawful burial of a body, sexual assault and attempted kidnap) died in HMP Maghaberry.

As well as life sentence prisoners, rapists and armed robbers, Maghaberry includes segregated wings for both dissident republican and loyalist paramilitary inmates. The move follows an internal review of the current segregated regime, under which paramilitary prisoners are held.

"Ordinary" criminals are held separately in another wing at Maghaberry and under. Separation of Paramilitary Prisoners at HMP Maghaberry. I particularly welcome the Committee’s recognition of the many difficulties facing the Prison Service in seeking to provide a safe environment for both staff and prisoners and I think the report illustrates very well the complexity of the issues.

Call to end special status for paramilitary prisoners at Maghaberry. afforded to loyalist and republican paramilitaries at HMP Maghaberry ahead of an Assembly debate on the controversial issue.

Nor has it prevented the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the governor of HMP Maghaberry from banning certain books requested by prisoners seeking to further their education. Previously, Northern Irish prisons banned only images of paramilitary items, symbols or members; any book cover showing these, for instance, was removed.

Atheist inmates at Maghaberry prison can now get pastoral care from humanist carers. Ciaran McWilliams outside HMP Maghaberry, Northern Ireland, where he is one of the top-security prison. HMP Maghaberry near Lisburn, Co Antrim is a prison in crisis, according to the joint assessment by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJINI).

No other European country would tolerate the prison regime in Northern Ireland that separates paramilitary inmates from other convicted offenders, an Assembly member has claimed.

The UK is increasingly moving to a mixed approach. In Northern Ireland, paramilitary prisoners have always been concentrated. Before the Good Friday Agreement such prisoners were held in HMP The Maze. Following the closure of that prison as part of the peace process, paramilitary prisoners are now concentrated instead at HMP Maghaberry.

Motion: Ending the Separation of Paramilitary Prisoners at HMP Maghaberry. That this Assembly notes that HMP Maghaberry is unique in the British Isles and much of Europe for the challenges it faces as a result of housing prisoners with such opposing political and ideological views, and criminal backgrounds; further notes the continuing.Paperback books and local papers may be left in during Visit Reception opening times.

Prisoners in Northern Ireland are permitted to wear their own clothes. If they do not wish to supply any or all of their own clothing certain items can be provided by the prison. Clothing parcels may. Maghaberry prison, near Lisburn in County Antrim, has been branded ‘unsafe’ and ‘unstable’ in one of the most damning inspection reports published in the region.