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Twitter reacts to Episode 2 of Midlands Prison Portlaoise documentary

Tonight Episode 2 of a new documentary on the Midlands Prison Portlaoise aired on Virgin Media One.

Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison: True Lives continued tonight and there was plenty of reaction on Twitter to the show highlighting what it is like to live and work in the Midlands Prison Portlaoise.

For just over a year, film-makers gained unprecedented access behind the walls for the four-part series gains inside the country’s largest prison.

Ahead of that, LaoisToday was given exclusive no-holds-bared access to the prison itself.

Tonight’s episode focused on the ongoing battle against drugs in the prison.

It followed the stories of three prisoners who were all involved in drugs at some stage in their lives.

Speaking previously, Ethel Gavin, the country’s only female Governor, said the problem of drug use is something they continue to aggressively tackle.

She said: “It’s a constant battle when you have a cohort of prisoners who are highly motivated to get access to drugs.

“You have users, abusers, people who are making money but when you walk around Midlands Prison, thankfully that’s not what you see.

“The undercurrent is there. It’s no different than what it would be in any small community.”

Once again, the programme sparked conversation online.

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