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NI jail visits continuing
There are some restrictions to jail regimes
There are some restrictions to jail regimes
Visits are continuing at jails in Northern Ireland despite an overtime ban by prison officers, the NIO has said.

A 48-hour ban began on Friday in a dispute over pay.

Officers are due to resume overtime on Sunday, but said they would withdraw "goodwill" next week.

A Northern Ireland Office spokeswoman said there were some restrictions to jail regimes.

"In each prison establishment visits are continuing to operate and this will be kept under review," she said.

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