Ulster Unionist Justice Spokesperson Doug Beattie MC MLA, has paid tribute to Stephen Davis, the Governor of HMP Maghaberry, who has passed away.
Doug Beattie MC said:
“It goes without saying that many people never see the work that our prison service do. The dedication, commitment and professionalism of staff is at times taken for granted, whilst they often operate under the most difficult of circumstances. but the whole of society benefits from their work.
“As the Governor of HMP Maghaberry Steve Davis was dedicated to the profession he had given his life too. He loved his job dearly, was extremely proud of the officers who worked with him and he was protective of how society viewed their work and their contribution to society.
“With the loss of Steve the prison service has lost a hugely influential figure who will be hard to replace in the short term. At this difficult time my thoughts are with his friends and colleagues but even more so his wife Gill and young son Patrick. May time give them peace and the lasting memory of an exceptional man and servant of Northern Ireland.”