HC Deb 30 May 1916 vol 82 c2577W

asked the Home Secretary whether Mountjoy and Kilmainham prisons are under civil or military control; and if the prison officials take their orders from the Irish Prisons Board or the military authorities?


Governors of Irish prisons are under the control of the General Prisons Board, but during the existence of martial law they have received instructions from the military authorities as to the disposal of military prisoners. There is no civil staff at Kilmainham Prison.

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