January - March

A new report by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) has examined the standards and conditions of police custody arrangements in Northern Ireland.
An inspection of Maghaberry Prison carried out in January 2016 has indicated the prison has 'stabilised' seven months after a multi-disciplinary team of Inspectors found the high security facility had become unsafe for both prisoners and staff.
The importance of a collaborative approach from the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) and the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) in the management life and indeterminate sentence prisoners has been highlighted in a follow-up review published today (Tuesday 9 February 2016) by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI).