Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Maghaberry prison to get drug rehabilitation unit

Prisoners in Maghaberry jail are to have access to a drug rehabilitation unit that will provide intensive help for those with addiction problems. Prison Service officials said the specialist unit would be the first in the UK when it opens next year. Up to 15 prisoners will be able to participate in 12-week programmes at the unit in Glenn House on the site Justice Minister David Ford also outlined plans to allow women prisoners greater freedom of movement. About 60 women are held in Ash House, at the women's prison and young offenders centre at Hydebank Wood in Belfast.

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