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Midlands Prison

Midlands Prison

Dublin Road,
Portlaoise,
Co. Laois.

Tel: 05786 72110 / 72100
Fax: 05786 72199

 
Operational Capacity: 870

 

General Description:

A closed, medium security prison for adult males. It is the committal prison for counties Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.

Chaplain: Ms. Vera McHugh, Michael Loughnane and Father Tom Sinnott
Visiting Committee: Mr. Colm Wiley (Chairperson),
Midlands Prison Visiting Committee,
Dublin Road,
Portlaoise,
Co. Laois.
How to get there:

By Bus: Daily services from all major cities. Check www.buseireann.ie for service times.
By Car: Check website www.aaroadwatch.ie for up to date directions.
By Train: Portlaoise station is the nearest train station and is within easy walking distance of Midlands Prison. Check www.irishrail.ie for service times.

GPS: 53.037304,-7.285019

Visiting Times:

Normal visiting times are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm. Sentenced offenders are entitled to one 30 minute visit per week. Special visits of 15 minutes duration may also be available on request.
Each prisoner must nominate six adults who will visit him (there is no limit on the number of children) and those visitors must produce photographic identification on arrival at the prison. Staff will explain the visiting procedures. There is a no smoking policy in operation during the visit.