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# Prison Conditions

All time
Irishman and father of 8 held in one of Abu Dhabi's most notorious prisons
John White, a property developer from Clonmel in Country Tipperary is in prison over a €500,000 debt he could not pay.
# Dochas
From white-collar criminals to murderers: Rare glimpse inside women's prison
“You don’t expect to hear the sound of a crying baby in a prison”.
# Human Rights
Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines
The UN also expressed concern over the continued practice of slopping out.
Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system
Our prisons have become pressure cookers, bursting at the seams and increasingly difficult to police. Eoin O’Carroll sets out new ideas for reform.
# Prison Conditions
Government considering construction of replacement Cork prison
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter says that building a new prison facility in Cork could comprehensively tackle overcrowding and the ongoing practice of ‘slopping out’.
# Irish Prisons
Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths
Judge Michael Reilly says that investigations into the deaths of prisoners do not meet the standards of international best practice and lack consistency across the country’s 14 prisons.