Mountjoy governor apologises to solicitors for difficulties meeting clients

Prison ‘struggled’ to implement alternative technological alternatives to face-to-face meetings with inmates

23rd April, 2021
Mountjoy governor apologises to solicitors for difficulties meeting clients
The Irish Prison Service said the difficulties lasted for less than a week and continued into last week. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The governor of Mountjoy Prison has apologised to solicitors over difficulties they have faced in meeting their clients during the Covid-19 lockdown.

In a letter seen by the Business Post, Eddie Mullins, the governor of the state’s largest prison, said Mountjoy withdrew face-to-face solicitor client consultations during level 5 Covid-19 restrictions and had “struggled” to implement alternative technological solutions.

Mullins said the Dublin prison was working with its IT department...

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