Shelton Abbey prisoner had mobile phone
A PRISONER who had a mobile phone in Shelton Abbey was given a six-month suspended sentence when he appeared before Judge Murrough Connellan at last Wednesday’s sitting of Arklow District Court.
Peter Maguire, 86 Donomore Avenue, Tallaght, Dublin 24 was charged with committing the offence at Shelton Abbey Prison, Beech Road, Arklow on May 17, 2008.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and Inspector Mary Aldridge said that on May 20, 2008 Detective Garda Donal O’Leary had met with Mr. Corcoran of Shelton Abbey who told him that a prison officer, Officer Toner, had confiscated the mobile phone from Maguire. On June 10, 2008 Maguire admitted the phone was his to Detective O’Leary.
The court heard Maguire had received a five-year prison sentence for robbery in Wicklow Cir- cuit Court on May 24, 2005.
Maguire told Judge Connellan he had been released last June and hadn’t been in trouble since then. Judge Connellan handed down a six-month suspended sentence and order Maguire to sign a bond to keep the peace for one year.