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Maghaberry Prison

Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the number of strip searches made on female prisoners at Her Majesty's prison

Number of searchesJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Total number of searches carried out3432373631411918663131
Total number of inmates searched2421292619301417512324
Number of prisoners searched once171122161221916421517
Number of prisoners searched twice696106851387
Number of prisoners searched more than twice111nil11nilnil6nilnil
Reason for search
First admission on remand/ awaiting trial117128710591378
First admission on sentence/ final discharge8129209169741316
Attending remand courtnilnilnilnil1nilnilnil4nilnil
Attending trialnilnilnilnil11nilnilnilnilnil
Inter prison visit441042312622
Prison visitnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnil
Pre-release home leave6862972nil485
Compassionate home leave4nilnilnilnil1nilnilnilnilnil
Visits to outside hospitalnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnil
Returning from bail applicationnilnilnilnilnilnil2nilnilnilnil
Attendance at court for bailnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnil
Fines paidnilnilnil2nilnilnilnilnil1nil
Working out schemenilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnilnil
Bail granted11nilnil23nilnil1nilnil
Suspected security compromisenilnilnilnilnilnilnilnil34nilnil

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners were charged with disciplinary offences, and which offences, following disturbances at Her Majesty's prison Maghaberry on 2 March.

On 2 March 1992 a full search of the female section of Her Majesty's prison, Maghaberry was carried out.As a consequence of their refusal to co-operate in full searching, 22 prisoners were charged with disobeying a lawful order. Ten of these prisoners were also charged with offending against security and good order of the prison; of these, five were further charged with commiting an assault.