Adjournment Debate. - Temporary Release of Prisoners.

Thursday, 16 October 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 572 No. 5

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  151.  Mr. Crowe  Information on Sean Crowe  Zoom on Sean Crowe   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Michael McDowell  Zoom on Michael McDowell   if the imprisonment of anti-bin tax protesters in Dublin necessitated the release of other prisoners due to overcrowding. [23671/03]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell): Information on Michael McDowell  Zoom on Michael McDowell  The imprisonment of the persons mentioned by the Deputy for contempt of court has not altered the prevailing pattern of temporary releases in any of the prisons in which they are held. The prisons in question are the Dóchas Centre, the Training Unit and Cloverhill Prison.


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