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10 Aug 2022

Laois man had phone in prison

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Laois man had phone in prison

A Castletown man has been given an additional jail sentence for having a mobile phone in prison.

Before a recent sitting of Portlaoise District Court, Peter Fleming (28), Silveracre, Castletown, was charged with possession of a mobile phone, at the Midlands Prison, Dublin Road, Portlaoise.

Garda Amy Duffy gave evidence that on February 18 this year, the accused was found in possession of a mobile phone at the Midlands Prison.

The accused made full admissions when arrested.

Defence, Mr Declan Breen said the accused is currently serving a sentence, with a release date of 2020.

Mr Breen said the accused had borrowed the phone from another prisoner on the landing to call home and make domestic arrangements.

Judge Catherine Staines imposed one month in prison.

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