HC Deb 16 June 1921 vol 143 cc621-2W

asked the Chief Secretary whether any Sinn Fein lady prisoners are still detained in Mountjoy Prison; if so, whether auxiliaries or Black-and-Tans are allowed to enter the women's quarters; and, in that event, whether the practice will at once be stopped?


There are at present 10 women prisoners in Mountjoy Prison of the class referred to by the hon. Member. A police guard is stationed in the grounds, but this guard has no access to the women's quarters. The guard is necessary for the purpose of security, especially in view of the fact that a determined attempt by armed Sinn Feiners was recently made to release prisoners from this gaol. The women prisoners are in charge of wardresses.

Back to