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Austin Treacy joined the Northern Ireland Prison Service in 1977. He was a Prison Officer in Crumlin Road Gaol and while working there in 1983 started studying Social Sciences with The Open University. He held positions as Senior Officer and Principal Officer in the Maze (the H Blocks the Maze and Long Kesh Prison) and was Governing Governor in both Hydebank Wood and Magilligan Prisons as well as being Deputy Governor of Maghaberry Prison.  While Governor of Hydebank Wood he transitioned it from a Prison to a Secure College. At the time of interview in 2019 he was Director of the Northern Ireland Prison Service.
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Title: Taking a step back being more reflective
Description: Austin Treacy Director of the Northern Ireland Prison Service describes attending an Open University Summer School for a Social Science module (D102) in the 1980s while he was working as a Prison Officer in Crumlin Road Gaol and how the reflective skills he learnt there helped him in his career as he progressed through the Prison Service.
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Contributor: Austin Treacy
Duration: 00:02:00
Master programe code and title: Austin Treacy Interview
Master programme start time: 00:19:20
Master programme end time: 00:21:20
Master programme production number: 114_O_01
Available to public: yes