Callely moved to Mountjoy's medical unit for round-the-clock observation

Callely moved to Mountjoy's medical unit for round-the-clock observation

Jailed Ivor Callely has reportedly been moved to the medical unit of Mountjoy Prison.

The former Junior Minister, 56, was sentenced to five months in jail after admitting using fake invoices to claim more than €4,000 worth of expenses when he was a senator.

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reports today that Mr Callely is being cared for in the high-support unit — a 10-bed therapeutic section manned by medical and psychiatric staff.

Cormac O'Keeffe reports that the unit “provides expert, supportive, short-term input for prisoners who are in an acutely disturbed phase of a mental illness or require observation for a physical illness”.

Mr Callely had been due be transferred to Wheatfield Prison in west Dublin from the committal unit of Mountjoy yesterday morning.

However, there were "serious concerns over his reaction to being in prison", said one source. “He was not handling it very well.”

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