07/02/2019

Gardaí Probing Two Deaths At Midlands Prison

An investigation has been launched into the deaths of two prisoners in the space of 10 days at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

The first inmate died some time between the evening of Sunday 27 January and the following morning.

Another prisoner was found dead in his cell on Tuesday 05 February.

Gardaí are probing the deaths along with the Irish Prison Service and the Inspector of Prisons.



(JG/CM)

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