Advertisement

Prisoner died in Mountjoy Prison. Garda investigation launched

Prisoner died in Mountjoy Prison. Garda investigation launched

A prisoner was discovered dead in Mountjoy Prison.

The person died earlier today, and their next of kin were contacted. The Irish Prison Service said that an investigation will be launched into the incident.

"The Irish Prison Service can confirm that there was a death of a person in the custody of the Irish Prison Service on 8 August 2023, and the next of kin have been notified," they said in a statement.

"Where circumstances warrant, the Irish Prison Service, the Inspector of Prisons, and An Garda Síochana will investigate this death in custody. The Coroner's Office determines the cause of death."