Discrimination of Irish Identity in Maghaberry Prison

Discrimination of Irish Identity in Maghaberry Prison

Just Scratch The Surface… Over recent months Republican Prisoners have highlighted discrimination against Irish culture and traditions by the jail administration.   We have, of course, consistently highlighted the oppressive sectarian nature of NIPs, despite the best efforts of individuals such as Sue McAlister, David Ford and miscreant SDLP politicians to paint it as a ‘civic

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 11/08/16

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 11/08/16

Republican Prisoners wish to make it clear that what occurred on the Republican Wing yesterday, 10th August, was no less than a co-ordinated physical attack. Two separate incidents in which two governors were physically involved resulted in two prisoners being struck and manhandled whilst three others were brutally assaulted. This was the combination of months

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 26/07/16

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 26/07/16

Over recent weeks Republican Prisoners have noted increasing repression towards Republican Prisoners by the Jail Administration. During this time we have also witnessed the appointment of another Unionist Stormont Justice Minister, with DUP fundamentalists obtaining key positions also on the Justice Committee. Similarly, we have witnessed the appointment of a British Secretary of State with

Continued Repression of Republican Prisoners will Ensure Progress will be Impossible.

Continued Repression of Republican Prisoners will Ensure Progress will be Impossible.

Since the recent critical HMIP/CJINI report regarding Maghaberry Jail Republican Prisoners have highlighted a steady increase in regression by the Jail Administration.  This behavior was also noted during the time of the failed Stock Take in 2014 and the ICRC process in 2015.  These were blatant attempts to provoke tensions and then use those said

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 11/02/16

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 11/02/16

Harassment of families continue in Maghaberry Jail. In October 2015 Republican Prisoners highlighted the barring of the son and daughter of a Republican Prisoner from visiting their father for 3 months.  This was the result of an incident which was contrived by a female member of jail staff who is repeatedly belligerent toward the families

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 25/01/16

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 25/01/16

Maghaberry Jail Breach Court Ruling. On 18th June 2015, Republican Prisoners took a Judicial Review (JR) against Maghaberry Jail regarding the absence of identifying numbers on the uniforms and equipment of jail staff. This JR was prompted after a number of assaults on Republican Prisoners by jail staff who escaped accountability through anonymity. This was

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 18/01/16

Statement from Republican Prisoners Roe 4 Maghaberry 18/01/16

It was interesting to note that Alastair Ross, of the DUP, in a recent media interview (Belfast Telegraph 11/01/16) referred to the abuse of the complaints process within Maghaberry Jail. In that he specifically focused on Republican Prisoners and alleged that complaints from them were vexatious. Given that the DUP is essentially the political extension