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# Penal Reform

All time
Judges to be able to set minimum life sentences as changes to Ireland's penal system announced
Report claims pandemic ban on prison visits and lack of psychological supports impacting prisoner health
'Prisoners have a very basic human need for contact'
Opinion: 'Prison does not cure prisoners. They do not effectively punish crime'
Stephen Strauss-Walsh
Column: We continue to put children in adult prisons. It is utterly unacceptable.
Deirdre Malone
Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set
Women's prison population one third over capacity
End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month
Shatter announces major redevelopment at Limerick Prison
Column: Long jail terms don’t work in tackling crime – no matter what ‘common sense’ says
Liam Herrick
The Daily Fix: Monday
Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths
Labour launch policy document on penal reform