HC Deb 10 May 1892 vol 4 cc509-10

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can say if a prisoner, Thomas O'Leary, confined in Mountjoy Prison is now employed out-of-doors, or how is he employed; and is it intended to employ him outside?

MR. MADDEN (who replied)

The General Prisons Board have reported that the convict O'Leary is not employed out-of-doors, but that he is engaged in shoemaking. His application for outdoor work was made on the 21st March, and was granted; but he declined to avail himself of the permission, as it was not to be made permanent. The promise of permanent outdoor work is made in the case of no convict.