Brian Grogan SJ
What Does God Think of Irish Prisons?
|Mural painted by a prisoner; Mountjoy Prison Chapel
|© D. Speirs
The April 2008 issue of Working Notes entitled, ‘Thornton Hall Prison – A Progressive Move?’, has inspired the following article, which is written from the viewpoint of Catholic theology. I have never been jailed myself; however, courtesy of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform I had the privilege of visiting a number of Irish prisons some years ago. I also visit a friend who is currently serving a jail sentence.