Written Answers. - Prisoner Transfer.

Tony Gregory

Ceist:

82 Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Justice if she will review the decision to transfer a person (details supplied) from St. Patrick's Institution to Wheatfield prison as his mother is a deserted wife with a young family and endures hardship visiting him there.

The Deputy will appreciate that the operational requirements of the prison system necessitate transfers of prisoners between institutions.

The offender in question was committed to St. Patrick's Institution on 14 January 1994 and transferred to the Place of Detention at Wheatfield on 14 March 1994.

While I am not prepared to authorise the offender's transfer to St. Patrick's Institution at this stage his case will be kept under review.