Dickson welcomes Maghaberry ‘stabilisation’

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson has welcomed news Maghaberry Prison has ‘stabilised’ following a new inspection report.

East Antrim MLA Mr Dickson was speaking after the release of the latest Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland investigation, which took place in January and said action had been taken about previous concerns on safety and leadership.

“The report states there are a number of challenges in Maghaberry but it is clear the Justice Minister is highly focused on meeting them to ensure the safety of both staff and prisoners there. While work remains to be done to meet those challenges fully, I am confident the Minister will be able to do just that.

“However, several issues remain around health matters and I would encourage the South Eastern Trust to work closely with staff at Maghaberry to address them.”

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