Shel­ton Abbey es­cape ru­mours are dis­missed

Bray People - - Out And About At Christmas Time -

RU­MOURS OF a num­ber of es­capes from Shel­ton Abbey have been re­buffed by the Ir­ish Prison Ser­vice which says that any pris­on­ers who left the prison dur­ing the Christ­mas pe­riod re­ceived per­mis­sion to do so.

Ac­cord­ing to a spokesper­son at the Ir­ish Prison Ser­vice, a to­tal of 18 in­mates were granted tem­po­rary release this year rang­ing from pe­ri­ods of a few hours to up to a week.

Speak­ing to the Wick­low Peo­ple this week the spokesper­son added that to date all pris­on­ers have re­turned on time and that oth­ers are due to re­turn in the com­ing days.

‘The pris­on­ers be­ing re­leased are near­ing the end of their sen­tences and the over­rid­ing con­cern when con­sid­er­ing the applications was the safety of the pub­lic. All re­leases are sub­ject to strin­gent con­di­tions which in the vast ma­jor­ity of cases in­cludes a re­quire­ment to re­port to his/her lo­cal garda sta­tion,’ said the Min­is­ter for Jus­tice, Equal­ity and Law Re­form, Mr. Der­mot Ah­ern.

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