Nearly £2million was spent on sport and recreation in Magilligan jail over the past four years, it’s been revealed.
Jails Minister David Ford revealed a total of £1,735,984 was spent in the Londonderry prison between 2011/12 and 2014/15.
But the figure has been gradually reducing, the Minister explained.
The spend rose slightly from £485,165 in 2011/12 to £499,206 in 2012/13.
It then fell sharply to £397,742 in 2013/14 and even further to £353,871 in 2014/15. The vast majority of the money was resource expenditure (£1,683,904) with just £51,990 listed as capital expenditure.
In Maghaberry £3,593,215 was spent on sports provision whilst in Hydebank the expenditure figure was given as £1,293,301. Again most of this was resource spending.