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Jail report opts for 'separation'

A report into safety at Northern Ireland’s main prison is expected to recommend separating republican and loyalist prisoners. But it will rule out the type of segregation which led to years of paramilitary dominance on the wings of the now-closed Maze Prison. The report follows recent protests inside Maghaberry jail near Lisburn and violent clashes between republican and loyalist inmates at the prison who want want to be housed in separate wings. Five dissident republican prisoners are also taking part in a “dirty protest” in the jail. Last month, Northern Ireland Secretary Paul Murphy commissioned a review of safety at the prison. Full Story

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