Prisoner found dead in Midlands Prison

The Midlands Prison, County Laois.
The Midlands Prison, County Laois.

Less than 24 hours after a prisoner died in Mountjoy, another inmate has died, this time in Midlands Prison.

A prisoner in his 30s has been found dead in his cell in Midlands Prison this morning.

The man was found to be unresponsive when prison officers discovered him at 6.30am and despite efforts to save him the man was pronounced dead an hour later.

The man's family have been made aware of his death and foul play is not suspected in this case.

The death comes just 24 hours after teen killer Douglas Ward was found dead in Mountjoy Prison.

Ward is thought to have died of a heart attack.