Prisons battle to beat the break-ins

Airport-style walk-through detectors, X-ray scanners and sniffer dogs are earmarked for deployment into each of the state’s nine closed prisons, writes John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent.

9th August, 2008

Airport-style walk-through detectors, X-ray scanners and sniffer dogs are earmarked for deployment into each of the state’s nine closed prisons, writes John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent.

For a system designed to stop people getting out, Irish prisons are struggling to keep the supply of drugs and contraband from getting in.

The discovery of a mobile phone in the prison cell of convicted drug dealer John Gilligan at the end of last month was...

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