A Sinn Féin delegation consisting of Justice Spokesperson, Raymond McCartney, Jennifer McCann MLA, Seán Lynch MLA and Rosie McCorley MLA met yesterday with the republican prisoners in Roe House, Maghaberry and also with senior governors in the Prison.
“The visit is part of the ongoing work carried out by Sinn Féin in respect of ensuring prisoners are treated with dignity and respect and that this is reflected in their daily regime and particularly during family visits.
“It remains our belief that the agreement reached in August 2010 provides the basis on which all issues can be resolved in a meaningful way.
“Yesterday we raised our concerns over controlled movement, visits and how these have a negative impact on a regime which should be based on dignity and respect.
“Sinn Féin will continue in our efforts to have all these issues resolved and will not be deflected by baseless rhetoric.
“The party will be seeking a meeting with Justice Minister, David Ford to reinforce our views on all these matters.” CRÍOCH/END