Prisoner being held in isolation as officers investigate Cork Jail stabbing

Prisoner being held in isolation as officers investigate Cork Jail stabbing

The Prison Service is investigating how an inmate with a history of violence obtained a knife before allegedly fatally stabbing another prisoner.

41-year-old Graham Johnson from Bandon died after suffering wounds to the chest and throat after a row in Cork prison on Saturday evening.

The victim was serving a four-year sentence for theft, and was due for release in a matter of weeks.

It is being reported that the suspect is being held in isolation while the investigation continues, and that the stabbing was witnessed by a number of staff and inmates.

The individual involved is said to be in his 30s, has a history of violent conduct and a history of serious drug addiction.


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