HC Deb 20 March 1882 vol 267 c1277

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to two letters in the "Freeman's Journal" of 14th March, respecting treatment of suspects, signed by Mr. Nicholas A. Devine, recently released from Armagh Gaol, and Mr. James O'Connell, at present in Monaghan Gaol; whether it is a fact that there is no hospital in Armagh Gaol; whether the sanitary arrangements at Monaghan are as described; and, whether he has inquired generally into the complaints contained in those letters; and, if so, whether he will state the result?


Sir, the facts are not as described in the letters to which the hon. Member refers. The Chairman of the Visiting Board and the officers are satisfied as to the sanitary arrangements of these gaols. I have made inquiries, and I find that the allegations are, for the most part, without foundation.