HC Deb 23 July 1897 vol 51 c901

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether any covered in and sheltered space for the exercise of prisoners has been afforded in Galway and Clonmel prisons; and whether in wet weather any exercise has been or is possible, notwithstanding the prison rules that ordain two hours' exercise in the 24 hours?


The arrangements for the exercise of prisoners in Galway and Clonmel prisons are the same as prevail in the other local prisons in Ireland. The exercise rings are not covered in, but, should it be wet, the Governors have instructions to take advantage of the intervals of dry weather for outdoor exercise. The prison rule directs that all prisoners shall he admitted at proper times in succession to air themselves in the yard or yards for at least two hours in every day, and in conformity with this rule prisoners at Galway and Clonmel are employed in wet weather in sheds erected in the open air.


asked whether in case of wet weather the authorities would consider the desirability of providing proper shelter?


It is already provided.