Inmates At Portlaoise Prison Spend Over €270 On Shopping Outside Facility

Photo Credit: Irish Prison Service

Steak's, Coke and teabags are some of the items that were requested.

Striploin steaks with pepper sauce, Coke Zero and red Barry's Tea "only" were among the special items ordered by subversive prisoners at the country's maximum security jail.

Under special arrangements for jailed republicans at Portlaoise Prison, inmates can order in any food and drink they like from local shops apart from alcohol.

The order sheets, which were obtained by the Irish Independent, include one shopping list from last October.

Prisoners looked for seven bags of onion rings, 30 cans of Coke and prisoners also looked for two large bags of Maltesers, or Wispas if they weren't available.

The shopping bill came to €273.57, and the bills must be paid by the prisoners themselves.

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