Written answers

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Department of Justice and Equality

Prisoner Releases

Photo of Joan CollinsJoan Collins (Dublin South Central, United Left)
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323. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will confirm that prisoners in Mountjoy prison, or Wheatfield prison, were released prematurely to make room for the four community activists who were jailed for contempt of court on 19 and 20 February 2015. [9028/15]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Minister, Department of Justice and Equality; Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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I can confirm that no prisoners were released prematurely to facilitate the imprisonment of four people convicted for Contempt of Court.

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