The Prison Service has granted 93 prisoners Christmas Home Leave. Their periods of temporary release have been granted for varying periods from 23 December 2016 until 3 January 2017. Conditions have been placed on all successful applicants.
Thirty five are being released from Magilligan Prison and 51 from Maghaberry Prison. Four young men and three women are being released from Hydebank Wood College.
All prisoners granted Christmas Home Leave have been the subject of a satisfactory risk assessment and have either successfully completed a home leave programme or undergone periods of unaccompanied testing in the community.
The Prison Service will not be providing information in relation to individual prisoners.