Went on a college trip to Mountjoy years ago.
It was utterly depressing. It is cold and dingy and I could not believe that the prisoners had to "slop out". As far as I recall, the prisoners are only allowed one shower a week, and one change of clothes a week. These aren't even provided on the same day. The sheer disrespect of the prison gaurds to the prisoners was eye opening.
The female prison was something else! Ensuite bedrooms instead of cells. The female prison areas are referred to as houses, and they are. When we went in, there were about ten women chilling out in a sitting room, drinking tea, smoking and watching telly. They have an amazing computer room and we saw signs on a communal notice board for yoga classes and stuff that were being ran in the centre.
The inequality was unreal.
This thing of "slopping out" keeps arising. Can someone please explain what it is?
Prison sounds like a nice place, they're not affected by the recession! We should all just go there...
do they still sell soap on a rope in the prison shop...
I have been in a few for college related reasons. What struck me was the hierarchical structure in place. Sex offenders were bottom of the pile and loathed by the other prisoners. There was a sense of normality also. I mean for some of them it had become their home and they carried on as best they could.
Read a book about it
The prison officers are sly dogs
If there is someone in Dublin who is causing hassle they bundle them into a van and transfer them to Cork
Of course being the outsider the Dub gets a hammering from his new Corkonian comrades
Works the other way too
Officers in Cork send prisoners up to Dublin when some lessons need to be learned
The travellers in Mountjoy keep to themselves and their area is known as "the caravan".
They don't mix with the other prisoners
Fair play to you for having the honesty to admit that and I am glad education inside helped you turn your life around.
As someone who is claustrophobic, I dont think I could last any significant time in prison.
In the name of the father is like a horror movie to me, getting wrongfully locked up is my biggest fear in life.
Council dwelling scum.
The only time I'v heard of people getting moved to Cork is when they deserve it. Cork is a horrid prison. The Dublin/Cork rivalry is mostly mythical and only real scumbags get involved in it.
Thank you I appreciate that, Yea I done my leaving after I came out and got 3 A's and 2 B's, I'v done Architectural draughting too and now I'm doing AutoCAD. I had my own problems in life which lead to me going inside and I have to say most prisoners have issues too, That's why they are in there.
The Dublin vs Cork rivalry is anything but mythical, brother! Probably more on the outside than the inside, but.
Fair play man, best of luck in the future.