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Maze Prison (Convicted Terrorists)

Volume 84: debated on Tuesday 22 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether any groups of terrorist prisoners in the Maze prison are allowed one letter, one visit and one parcel per week and can arrange their own recreational activities.

[pursuant to his reply, 21 October 1985, c. 59]: Since 1976 all prisoners in Maze (cellular), other than those who have forfeited privileges as punishment for an offence against prison rules, have been allowed to send out two letters each week at public expense and are permitted one weekly parcel. Prisoners receive one statutory and three privilege visits in each four-week period.Prisoners are not compelled to participate in exercise or association. They may if they wish remain locked in their cells. Within the association room, prisoners may choose how to spend their time subject to the requirements of security and control.