PRISON has been described by the Irish Penal Reform Trust as the worst possible place for a person with schizophrenia and a “powder keg” for people with psychiatric problems after a 25-year-old Dubliner, who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, was found guilty of the manslaughter of a fellow Mountjoy inmate.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2009
Minister for Justice Michael McDowell today announced that a Commission of Investigation is to be established into the death of Gary Douch, who died following an attack on him while he was a prisoner in Mountjoy prison on August 1, 2006.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2007
THE necessity to establish an independent inquiry into the death of a prisoner in Mountjoy Prison is indicative of the intolerable overcrowding conditions that have been allowed to flourish in recent years by the policy of the present Government, spearheaded by Justice Minister Michael McDowell.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2006