Finnish Criminal Sanctions Agency visit Northern Ireland

Criminal Justice Inspection and the Northern Ireland Prison Service jointly hosted a three day fact-finding visit to Northern Ireland by Ritta-Leena Salovaara (Inspection Manager) and Ari Juuti (Senior Inspector with the Finnish Criminal Sanctions Agency,  During their visit, they visited Maghaberry and Magilligan Prisons and the Young Offender Centre at Hydebank Wood.  The visit provided an opportunity to showcase the benefits of collaborative working between CJI and the Northern Ireland Prison Service.  The representatives of the Finnish Criminal Sanctions Agency were accompanied on their prison visits by Dr Michael Maguire and Tom McGonigle from CJI.  Speaking after the visit, Tom  said the visit provided an opportunity for CJI to learn about practice and procedures in other countries.