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Ireland's most dangerous lag is back in Portlaoise Prison

Leon Wright
Leon Wright

Notorious inmate Leon Wright is back in Portlaoise Prison after a short spell at Wheatfield

Wright, who was given a six-year sentence in 2013 for a knife rampage of Dublin's Grafton Street, had been transferred to Wheatfield after an incident at Portlaoise earlier this year.

He had been stripped of his many privileges at Wheatfield.

However, today's Irish Daily Mirror says he is back in Portlaoise now.

It emerged earlier this year how, in a bid to curb Wright’s violent behaviour at the prison, he was given an aquarium on his landing, a Playstation with various console games and a washing machine.
The prisoner, who has attacked over two dozen guards while in jail, even had management figures in Portlaoise Prison take it upon themselves to go out and buy him games for his Playstation. 

The violent thug, who has 84 previous convictions including robberies, 34 assaults and firearms offences is serving time for a knife rampage on Dublin’s Grafton Street in 2013 while on bail for assaulting two Gardaí.

Wright gained the reputation as Ireland's most dangerous inmate because of the number of attacks he has made on prison staff.

Wright has been in and out of prison for the past nine years and in that time has attacked more than 24 prison officers and clocked up a whopping 212 P19 internal prison disciplinary actions.

Wright is not due for release in 2017.