‘Start date for body scanner trial period welcomed’ – Brady

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Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has welcomed the announcement that a pilot study of body scanners in Magilligan Prison and Hydebank Centre will begin in September.

Speaking to Newry Times, Brady said:

“We welcome the fact that the Justice Minister has now announced the beginning of a trial period of the use of body scanners which if successful will remove the need for full body searches.

“Sinn Féin has been pressing the Minister for some time now to look at other security systems in place both in gaols in the rest of Ireland and in Britain. We believe that with the latest technology there is no need for intrusive body searches”

He added, “We have been consistently opposed to the unnecessary and humiliating practice of strip searching. I will be closely following this trial period to ensure if it is successful no further time is wasted in implementing a new system.”


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2 Comments for “‘Start date for body scanner trial period welcomed’ – Brady”

  1. Stephen

    The alternatives are already in place that would do away with degrading strip searches. The BOSS chair is sitting in Maghaberry gathering dust but isn’t being used

  2. Mickey likes to welcome the body scanner, yet is very silent regards the internment without trial of republicans in the prison in 2012. This is nothing new. Mickey did not support the hunger strike of 1981. At that time he aligned himself with the official movement who actively attacked those who protested for the prisoners. He never attended one rally in support of the hunger strikes. maybe Newry Sinn Fein should pick a different prison spokesperson.

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