HMI Spotlight on Dungavel

July 8, 2015

The Dungavel immigration removal centre (IRC) in Lanarkshire is the subject of a recent inspection by HM Chief Inspector Prisons. The HMI make a number of recommendations for improvements to the way the centre is currently operated. Dungavel was the focus of concern

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Scottish Police and Prisons Face CoE Scrutiny

November 14, 2012

SCOTTISH POLICE AND PRISONS FACE CoE SCRUTINY The Council of Europe (CoE) body which carries out inspections of Prisons and Police stations (The Committee for the Prevention of Torture – CPT) paid a visit to the United Kingdom last month. The visit focused

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CPT Produce Critical Report On Irish Prisons And Police

February 17, 2011

The Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published an extremely damning report on conditions in prisons in Ireland. The CPT are also very critical of policing and express concern that although progress is being made in relation to the

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Maghaberry: Detailed response From Prison Service

May 25, 2010

The Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has responded in some considerable detail to concerns articulated by the Celtic League about the situation surrounding the treatment of inmates at Maghaberry Prison in Northern Ireland. The Celtic League wrote to the former Northern Ireland Prisons

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