50 inmates protest over access to exercise yard at Midlands Prison

50 inmates protest over access to exercise yard at Midlands Prison

Up to 50 prisoners staged a protest in the exercise yard of the Midlands Prison on Friday.

It is understood that the inmates refused to leave the yard after they had staged a dirty protest in their cells.

The issue concerned access to the exercise yard. The Irish Prison Service says it has introduced a new regime-management plan at the jail.

It says the implementation of the plan may lead to a phased unlock and a phased fall-in from activities.

The protest ended without any damage or injuries.

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