Irish republican prisoners list

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December is the month for remembering republican political prisoners. This is the current up to date Irish republican prisoner list for 2021, collated by the ‘Irish Republican Prisoner News’ Facebook page. Its tips on writing to prisoners are included.

 

Shelton Abbey Prison
Arklow
Co. Wicklow
Ireland
- Colin Casey

Castlerea Prison
Harristown
Caslerea
Roscommon
Ireland
- Dean Evans

Portlaoise Gaol
Dublin Road
Portlaoise
Co Laois
Ireland

Loughan House
- Daniel Hegarty

C4
- Seán Connolly

E1
- Dónal Billings
- Jonathan Hawthorn
- Michael McDermott
- Sharif Kelly

E2
- Garret Mulley
- Joe Cassidy

E3 & E4
- Philip Barney McKevitt
- Stephen Hendrick
- Edward McGrath
- Connor Hughes
- Darren Fox
- Kevin Braney
- Robert Day
- Seán Hannaway
- David Nooney
- Conor Metcalfe
- John Brock
- Máirtín Manning
- John Roche
- Declan Sean McDermott
- Robbie O'Leary
- Ray Kennedy

Hydebank
Fern One
Hydebank Wood
Hospital Road
Belfast
BT8 8NA
- Mandy Duffy
- Sharon Jordan
- Christine Connor

Maghaberry Prison
Old Road
Ballinderry Upper
Lisburn
BT28 2PT
Ireland

Roe 3
- Liam Hannaway
- Ciarán McLaughlin

Roe 4
- Brendan McConville
- Seán McVeigh
- Peter Granaghan
- Gerard Lagan
- Paul Campbell
- Christie Robinson
- Seán Farrell
- Shea Reynolds
- Joe Barr
- Gary "Musky" Hayden
- Kevin Barry Murphy
- Damien "DD" McLaughlin
- Davy Jordan
- Issam Hajjawi
- Ciaran Maguire
- Gabriel Meehan

Davis House
- John Paul Wootton
- John Paul Heaney
- Seamus Morgan
- Terence Marks
- Patrick Joseph (Mooch) Blair
- John Sheehy
- Niall Lehd

 

TIPS ON HOW TO WRITE TO AN IRISH POLITICAL PRISONER/POW

 

Writing a letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war is a concrete way to support those imprisoned in Ireland for their political struggles.

At times we get messages from all over the world asking advice on writing to Irish Political Prisoners, it is so heartening to know that there are so many people from many countries who support our prisoners and the Irish Republican people, advice sought is usually what can I write? Are there any special requirements? Can I send anything other than a letter?

The fact that people take time out to research is very respectful. We have decided to put together a little dos and don’ts for people who are not au fait with contacting Irish Political prisoners, we hope this helps you, if we have missed anything or anyone else wants to add please feel free to comment below

1. Address the letter in clear lettering giving the full mail address, name and wing of the Political Prisoner.

2. If it’s your first time writing to a Political prisoner don’t think you have to write war and peace, so don’t panic lol just a little about who you are, why you are writing and your best wishes is more than enough, the fact you have taken time out to write at all is what is most appreciated

3. Please include a return address, on occasion a Political prisoner may wish to write back to you and you wouldn’t want to miss that! If you want to be sure that the prisoner has your address, include it on the letter itself, since letters and envelopes can get separated when the mail is processed by the prison.

4. Should a prisoner not write back, please do not be offended or allow it to stop you writing to other POWs, like all of us some POWs are chattier than others, but know this, your letters do make a difference and every one of them is appreciated whether replied to or not.

5. Do NOT include a Political prisoners “Prison Number” even if you know it, these are numbers assigned by the prison, Republican prisoners will not allow themselves to be criminalised by using them as an identification, please respect the Political Status of Irish Republican prisoners and do not include them, don’t worry the letter will still reach the prisoner with or without this number.

6. Please be conscious of the content of your letter, all mail is read by screws before it reaches the Prisoner. Obviously, do not write about illegal activities, ongoing investigations or ask questions of a personal nature.

7. Maghaberry Prison - does not permit parcels or cash to be delivered via post to prisoners, if you have items you wish to send in you should contact the relevant Prisoner Welfare organisation, who can advise you of the procedures.

8. Portlaoise Prison - does permit books and other items to be posted in, please do not send unsolicited items and only do so if requested by a prisoner. If you wish to donate cash to someone in Portlaoise Prison, please contact the relevant Prisoner Welfare organisation.

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