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ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / opinion / analysis Friday December 23, 2011 01:04 by Sean Matthews   image 1 image
This year marks the ten year anniversary of the continuity RUC/PSNI with former Chief Constable Hugh Orde once referring to the force as the ‘most democratic, accountable police service in the world.’ However, despite the cosmetic changes and window dressing the reality on the ground for working class communities is in stark contrast to the propaganda media blitz waged by the status-quo.

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ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / news report Friday November 11, 2011 22:03 by Sean Matthews
The sixty million payoff to prison officers in Northern Ireland could be much better spent on addressing the causes of crime such as poverty, social deprivation and prison rehabilitation. Prison officers who served during the Troubles could walk away from their jobs with packages of more than £120,000 plus pension as part of a £60m redundancy programme aimed at ‘modernising’ the service.

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ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / opinion / analysis Saturday July 04, 2009 14:27 by Sean Matthews- personal capacity
The refusal by British Justice Secretary Jack Straw to grant the great train robber Ronnie Biggs parole exposes the extent of injustice and corruption which underpins the class system.
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ireland / britain / crime prison and punishment / opinion / analysis Wednesday December 03, 2008 12:49 by Sean Matthews   image 3 images
In northern Ireland District Policing Partnerships (DPPs) were set up by the Policing Board in conjunction with local councils in early 2003 to provide “accountable and effective” policing read full story / add a comment
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