Taping Scandal Grows As Prisoners Calls Also Recorded


It has been confirmed that the taping controversy has now spread to the Prison Service. The Taoiseach has told the Dáil that the calls of 84 prisoners were “inadvertently recorded”.

The Prison Service was aware of the problem on Wednesday of last week but it was only communicated to Justice Minister Alan Shatter in the middle of the Cabinet meeting today.

Enda Kenny has now demanded a report on the issue from the Prison Service.

“On the 26th of March the Prison Service became aware that an anomaly whereby a number of prisoners – 84 – of the 28th of March of this year who had more than one solicitor in the system, those conversations with their solicitors were inadvertently recorded as they were outside the restriction parameters” he said.

“The Prison Service became aware of that and took steps to rectify it imminently” he added.

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