Ie: Security fears for prison staff after details found in cell

Occasionally I’ve noted breaches that leave people concerned for their physical safety. A breach involving Islington Council reported at the end of last month falls into that group, as did an earlier breach involving the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Now Cormac O’Keeffe reports on one from Ireland:

Prison officers held an emergency meeting with Prison Service chiefs yesterday after lists containing personal information of staff were found in the cell of a convicted IRA killer.
A security protocol, involving the Garda, swung into action when prison officers discovered the information during a search of Robert Duffy’s cell in Mountjoy Prison on Wednesday morning.

They found a list with details of the name, address, date of birth and family information of a prison governor and a second prison officer as well as a legal document containing the names of 18 other prison officers.

It is thought the legal document was from a book of evidence — which is a prosecution’s case in a criminal trial — in relation to an incident in Mountjoy Prison two years ago.

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