Ferris calls for calm after reports of incident at Portlaoise prison
Tonight there have been reports of an incident at Portlaoise Prison. Speaking on these reports, Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris said:
"I have received reports of an incident in Portlaoise Prison in which prisoners refused to enter their cells following an incident in another prison where it is alleged that a prisoner was injured. I would call calm at this time and a need to de-escalate tensions.”
"Experience demonstrates that conflict within prison can and must be resolved through dialogue and respect for the rights of prisoners and staff."