GARDAI in Ireland launch investigation after a prisoner is found dead in a Dublin jail
Gardai in County Dublin and the Irish Prison Service (IPS) are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man found dead in his cell at Wheatfield Prison shortly after 9:15am on New Year’s Day. A Garda spokesperson said that the man was alone in his cell at the time of his death.
A source told Dublin Live: “The inmate was discovered dead in his cell at around 9:15am on New Year’s Day morning.
“The man is understood to have been in custody and awaiting trial at the end of January.”
A spokesman for the IPS added: “We do not comment on individual prisoner cases however, we can confirm a death in custody in Wheatfield Prison on the 01/01/2021.
“As with all deaths in custody, the Irish Prison Service, An Garda Siochana and the Inspector of Prisons will conduct an investigation.”
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