HC Deb 29 April 1890 vol 343 cc1644-5
MR. CRILLY (Mayo, N.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the case of an evicted tenant named Patrick Craig, of Clooncara, Kilmovee, County Mayo, who was released from Castlebar Gaol on the 30th of December last, after enduring an imprisonment of two months for re-taking possession of his old home subsequent to his eviction; whether he is aware that it is alleged that, as the result of his imprisonment, Craig was compelled to take to his bed, and that he died there after much suffering on the 26th of February; whether ho would say if Craig's condition in Castlebar Gaol was such as to obtain special treatment for him in hospital; and whether ho will inform the House what Report in this case has been made to him by the prison doctor?


The General Prisons Board report that Patrick Craig when in Castlebar Prison had been treated by the medical officer for some trifling ailments, which did not necessitate his removal to the hospital, as his cell, a boarded one, was comfortable, well-aired, and warm. On the termination of his sentence he was examined in the usual way by the acting medical officer and found to be in proper health for discharge. The information before the Board does not lead to the conclusion that imprisonment had impaired Patrick Craig's health.