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# prison system

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May 2023
# prison system
'Regress': Ireland's two women’s prisons 'consistently the most overcrowded', report finds
In December 2022, occupancy rates in Limerick Female Prison was 154%, and only in January 2022 was occupancy below 100%.
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# on the outside
Irish prisons need to have a better plan for released inmates
A new prisons report is concerned with homelessness and re-offending among new releases.
# criminal justice
Nine murders committed by people released on bail
Figures released by the Department of Justice show 16,812 crimes were committed by those on bail in 2012.
# justice system
Here's how 7,500 people went to jail for not paying fines in 2012
An average of 20 people a day were jailed for non-payment of fines last year – despite moves to reduce the figures.
# Early Release
Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme
Minister says he doesn’t foresee any difficulties managing new programme with current probation staff levels.
# Prison Officers
Prison officers: 'Prison service seems to ignore gang problem'
The annual conference of the Prison Officers Association takes place this week. Last night its president said that there is a “serious problem” with gangs within the prison system.