- Monsignor Raymond Murray – former chaplain to Armagh Women’s gaol
- Peter Corrigan – solicitor for Marian Price
- Fr. Martin Magill – Parish Priest, St. Oliver Plunkett Parish
- Plus testimonies from former Armagh and Maghaberry prisoners
Tuesday 3rd April 2012
St. Oliver Plunkett Church,
Glenveagh Drive, Lenadoon
In preparation for Easter, this is an opportunity to hear from Mgr. Raymond Murray and Peter Corrigan about the ongoing incarceration of local woman Marian Price.
Marian has been in gaol since May last year. The British Secretary of State claimed he was revoking her licence (dating back to 1980) even though Marian was granted a pardon due to ill health. The British government have since admitted to shredding this Royal Prerogative of Justice which Marian’s solicitor is sure would secure her release.
Marian has been held in solitary confinement for almost a year, first in Maghaberry Gaol and lately in the hospital wing of Hydebank. This has led to a sharp deterioration in her health. The UN defines continued isolation as torture. Monsignor Murray has referred to Marian’s detention as “internment under another guise.”
We will also hear about the continuing regime of forced strip searches in Maghaberry prison and the effect it is having on the mental and physical health of the prisoners.
As we remember and contemplate what happened during Holy Week two thousand years ago, can we really ignore what is happening here in Belfast today?
For more information, please contact Glen Phillips on 028 9061 8180
St. Oliver Plunkett Parish
27-B Glenveagh Drive