Sunday 25 February 2018

Judge tells cold prisoner to do press-ups

A JUDGE told a prisoner who complained about freezing conditions in a court holding cell to do some press-ups if he needed to keep warm.

Judge Eugene O'Kelly gave the advice at Limerick District Court house after loud banging sounds were heard coming from the holding cells.

The judge asked for the person responsible for the racket to be brought into the courtroom.

When asked why he was making the noise, the 28-year-old, who is on remand for an alleged robbery, replied: "The cells are freezing and I am sitting there for the last hour."

He told the court he wasn't wearing any socks and said he had no laces in his shoes.

He claimed there was no heating in the cell area and said "it's not easy being in custody".

The prisoner initially said that he didn't care as he was going to jail anyway, but he later apologised to the judge and said he was in detox and couldn't handle the cold.

Irish Independent

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