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NCJ Number: 119096 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorist Prisoners (From Current International Trends in Corrections, P 135-140, 1988, David Biles, ed. -- See NCJ-119079)
Author(s): S C Jackson
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia
Sale Source: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
71 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 45
Annandale, NSW 2038,
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: In Northern Ireland, the incarceration of convicted terrorists with ties to paramilitary groups outside the prison poses special security problems for prisons.
Abstract: The Maze prison houses most of the high-risk terrorists. Although the Northern Ireland Prison Service aims, so far as possible, to house all inmates together regardless of their terrorist connections, in the Maze prison there is a measure of de facto segregation for terrorists. At the Maze prison there is close perimeter security, with the military patrolling outside the prison and providing a backup force. Sensitive points in the prison are closely observed, and unarmed staff do not carry keys because of the risk that they may be taken. Security measures reduce the opportunities for large numbers of inmates to assemble. All inmates are allowed to wear their own clothes and to have weekly visits from their families, daily exercise periods, and association with other inmates. They also have regular opportunities to participate in sports and education.
Main Term(s): Terrorist detention
Index Term(s): Northern Ireland; Prison management
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