Human rights violations in Northern Ireland

Brussels, 29.6.2011
Pauline McCabe, Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

Dear Madam,

I read that with effect from 1 September 2005 the remit of the Prisoner Ombudsman was extended as required by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to investigate deaths in Prison Service Custody.

There were now 3 deaths on 3 months, in the Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland and Brendan Lillis who is very sick and lies during more than 450 days in bed, is dying in this prison.

He needs urgent help from you.

Jan Boeykens
Belgium
President of Werkgroep Morkhoven

Friends of Brendan Lillis
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2 thoughts on “Human rights violations in Northern Ireland

  1. kruitvat Post author

    HM Inspectorate of Prisons

    To ensure independent inspection of places of detention to report on conditions and treatment, and promote positive outcomes for those detained and the public.

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons) is an independent inspectorate which reports on conditions for and treatment of those in prison, young offender institutions and immigration detention facilities.

    The role of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons is to provide independent scrutiny of the conditions for and treatment of prisoners and other detainees, promoting the concept of ‘healthy prisons’ in which staff work effectively to support prisoners and detainees to reduce reoffending or achieve other agreed outcomes.

    HM Chief Inspector of Prisons is appointed by the Justice Secretary from outside the Prison Service, for a term of five years. The Chief Inspector reports directly to the Justice Secretary and Ministers on the treatment of prisoners, conditions in prisons in England and Wales and other matters as directed by the Justice Secretary. The Inspectorate also reports to the Home Secretary on conditions and treatment in all places of immigration detention in the United Kingdom.

    The Prisons Inspectorate also has statutory responsibility to inspect all immigration removal centres and holding facilities. In addition, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons is invited to inspect the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester, prisons in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

    Together with HM Inspectorate of Constabulary the Inspectorate of Prisons inspects police custody in England and Wales and, with HM Inspectorate of Probation, offender management arrangements in custody during all full announced prison inspections.

    The Inspectorate’s work constitutes an important part of the United Kingdom’s obligations under the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment: to have in place regular independent inspection of places of custody.
    http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmi-prisons/index.htm
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    HMP Risley (PDF 0.6Mb)
    Report on an announced inspection of HMP Risley (7 – 11 February 2011) by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

    HMP Lindholme (PDF 0.2Mb)
    Report on an unannounced short follow-up inspection of HMP Lindholme (18 – 20 January 2011) by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

    Resettlement provision for children and young people (PDF 0.7Mb)
    Resettlement provision for children and young people: accommodation and education, training and employment (June 2011), a thematic report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons

    Policy custody in Sutton
    Report on an inspection visit to the police custody suite in the Metropolitan Police Service Borough of Sutton (1 – 3 March 2011) by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (PDF 0.14mb)

    HMYOI Rochester
    Report on an announced inspection of HMYOI Rochester (14 – 18 February 2011) by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (PDF 0.7Mb)

    HMP Whitemoor
    Report on a full unannounced inspection of HMP Whitemoor (11 – 21 January 2011) by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (PDF 0.6Mb)

    HMP/YOI Northallerton
    Report on an announced inspection of HMP/YOI Northallerton (17 – 21 January 2011) by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons (PDF 0.5Mb)…

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