HC Deb 08 May 1884 vol 287 c1680

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether Denis Deasy, at present undergoing penal servitude in Chatham Prison, is in a condition of health so dangerous to his life as to warrant his discharge from prison? I would specially request the attention of the right hon. and learned Gentleman to a letter from the Governor of the gaol to the unfortunate man's sister on the 1st of May, in which he says— I regret to have to inform you that his present condition is calculated to cause the greatest anxiety; and again— Your brother is rather worse, and is not expected to live more than a few days.


I regret to state that the condition of this prisoner is a very critical and dangerous one, and I should be very happy to consider the question of his being removed to the care of his friends. But since the Question was asked me some time ago I gave injunctions that I should be informed when he was fit for removal, and the information I received was that he was incapable of being removed.