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Hutch gets new visiting provisions as security is ramped up

Crime DeskBy Patrick O'Connell
Alan Hutch
Alan Hutch

PRISON CHIEFS in Mountjoy have instigated new visiting provisions for the family of jailed feud clan member Alan Hutch – as security is ramped up around associates and relatives of feuding criminals.

The Sunday World has learned that visits to Mountjoy Prison have been stopped on a particular day each week, but special provisions have been made to allow Alan Hutch’s family continue to visit on that day.

We previously revealed how Alan – nephew of Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch and son of feud victim Eddie – was forcibly placed under maximum protection in Mountjoy prison in February after Gardaí uncovered evidence of a plot by the Kinahan Cartel to have him killed.

Prison bosses were forced to use a Control and Restraint team to remove the 32-year-old from the Training Centre where he had been based, after Gardaí asked for his removal from general population with immediate effect.

Alan Hutch is the cousin of Gareth Hutch who was gunned down in Dublin’s north inner city earlier today, click here to read the full story

In a circular issued to staff in the prison this week, authorities announced the suspension of visits from family members to inmates on Tuesday of each week.

However, staff were told to allow the continuation of visits to Alan from the Hutch family.

Alan was jailed for eight years in June 2013 for threatening to kill three gardaí and claiming he had a grenade. 

He was on bail for separate offences, including a violent robbery and dangerous driving, when he assaulted the Gardaí in November 2012.

Hutch, who has 48 previous convictions, was arrested a week after escaping from custody in the Mater Hospital.

He is not due for release from prison until 2019.

Alan is the cousin of Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch, who was forced out of Mountjoy Prison last December after surviving two separate ‘shiv’ attacks.

He is currently on protection in Wheatfield Prison, where he is serving out separate sentences of six years for manslaughter and 16 years for his role in a May 2009 robbery in Lucan, during which gardaí shot dead his accomplice Gareth Molloy.