The Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas issued a press release today on the impact of deportations on Irish prisoners in Britain. Interestingly according to the ICPO, one of the men deported so far was actually born in Northern Ireland.
The Irish Commission for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) has called for an end to the
unlawful detention of Irish-born people in UK prisons.
Last April a controversy arose regarding the release of foreign prisoners into society at the completion of sentence without their first being assessed for deportation. This culminated in the dismissal of the Home Secretary Mr Charles Clarke and the subsequent reaction by the Home Office to the issue of all Foreign Nationals in custody in the UK.