Secret plan to use Maze site for foreign prisoners

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  1. MPs oppose 'desperate' proposal to ease jails overcrowding crisis

    The government is considering a secret plan to turn part of the Maze prison in Northern Ireland into a jail for foreign prisoners, The Observer can reveal. The move has astonished prison experts who have described it as a desperate act to contain the overcrowding crisis in Britain's jails.


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    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,,1939897,00.html
     
  2. I thought work had started already in clearing the site?.
     
  3. Seems like a reasonable thing to do,a sensible use of existing resources at a time of severe lack of capacity in the Prison system in mainland UK.If it requires primary legislation so be it, get cracking. As for objections from within NI, well "I feel your pain " but needs must I'm afraid. Can't really see why this should be particularly controversial, I'd personally be much more opposed to any memorials beijng erected on the site to past Republican Slimmers of the Year , presumably at public expense?
     
  4. sheldrake

    sheldrake RIP

    Ditto. Couldn't have put it better myself. Perhaps the Sands Suite could be reserved for some of the more worthy causes? :twisted: