Dear Northern Ireland Prison Service,
I am a human rights advocate concerned with human rights in prisons for staff and prisoners. I am writing from Canada about two people that I read about in UK newspapers about a year ago. Their situation seems very confused. I appreciate your time in helping to clarify that.
Item #1: Please provide information on the date and times that Pauline Grew, sister of Aidan Grew was held for questioning at HMP Maghaberry. It was reported in the BBC newspaper and other major newspapers that Pauline Grew was detained at that location. I am requesting the dates, times, and reasons for that detention, and any charges that might have been laid as a result of that detention. Also, would your office classify that detention as an "interrogation" by your own office standards and language. Also, is your office aware that Ms. Pauline Grew was also held for questioning on the same day by a different office?
Item #2: Please provide information on the dates that Aidan Grew was held at HMP Maghaberry and where he was transferred to and when, or the date of his release. I have received telephone confirmation from employees of HMP Maghaberry that he is no longer at HMP Maghaberry, and would like to confirm that with your office. Also, please state the charge that Aidan Grew is facing at this time. It is my understanding that he has paid his bail in full and there were no charges forthcoming related to fraudulent cash or monies accrued through crime in terms of his bail money. I understand that the bail money was a day or so late, but it was paid in full and Mr. Grew was not released. Any details you can provide to clarify this for me would be greatly appreciated.