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Where to imprison someone

  • 09-12-2015 3:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8,779 ✭✭✭

    Seeing as Mick Wallace was jailed today in Limerick prison, having been arrested in Clontarf garda station, where he probably would have passed 3-4 jails on his way to Limerick, what is the policy on where someone is imprisoned?
    It seems a poor use of resources to transfer a prisoner to Limerick from Dublin
    or to jail somebody in a jail further away than their nearest one?

    Assuming there's space in the nearer ones...


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 18,823 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sam Russell

    Good question. It is probably the nearest one to the court where he failed to pay the fine.

    I thought that Mount Joy was the place that they send people on a bench warrant, but what would I know.

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,317 ✭✭✭✭seamus

    Yeah, it appears that the prison of choice is the one servicing the court where the prisoner has been charged/convicted. I guess it makes sense since any appeals or matters in relation to the case are going to be heard at that court, so your transportation costs are minimised.