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Ferris calls for calm after reports of incident at Portlaoise prison

4 February, 2015 - by Martin Ferris TD

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." 

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