Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

19 June, 1909  


The question of a prisoner's right to compensation for injuries received in gaol has been brought under the notice of the Lurgan magistrates in the case of a young man named Stevenson, who, while serving a sentence for assault, had both his hands severely injured in whitewashing. Alter seeing the man's hands, the chairman of the Bench admitted that he was now unfit for employment of any kind. Mr. Magahan said that in private employment Stevenson could have obtained redress under the Workmen's Compensation Act. Mr. Gibson suggested an appeal to the Inspector-General of Prisons, 'but Mr. Magahan thought the publication of the' facts might be sufficient.


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