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#Prisons

# prisons - Monday 7 November, 2011

Focus should be on better conditions - not more prisons
# Prisons
# Prisons

Focus should be on better conditions - not more prisons

Nov 7th 2011, 11:49 AM 509 Views 17 Comments

There are currently almost 5,000 prisoners in Irish prisons, and the Irish Penal Reform trust says the Government should focus on making prison conditions better: not building more prisons.

# prisons - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service
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# Prisons

Plan to cut prison numbers by boosting community service

Oct 2nd 2011, 4:03 PM 372 Views 10 Comments

New legislation will force judges to consider community work instead of jail for minor offenders.

# prisons - Thursday 25 August, 2011

# prisons - Monday 20 June, 2011

In Pictures: Riots leave at least three dead in Venezuelan prisons
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# Venezuela

In Pictures: Riots leave at least three dead in Venezuelan prisons

Jun 20th 2011, 3:12 PM 319 Views 1 Comment

Horrified relatives struggled to contain their emotions as they watched the violence unfold.

# prisons - Monday 6 June, 2011

Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons
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# UNCAT

Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons

Jun 6th 2011, 4:13 PM 709 Views 21 Comments

United Nations Committee against Torture recommends that a mechanism should be astablished to facilitate criminal complaints. It also calls the practice of slopping out “inhumane”.

# prisons - Friday 6 May, 2011

Dáil will delay summer break to pass new prison laws
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# Prisons

Dáil will delay summer break to pass new prison laws

May 6th 2011, 8:15 AM 903 Views 0 Comments

Alan Shatter says new legislation to reduce the prison population will be passed by the end of July.

# prisons - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Prisoners will be forced to give DNA samples for national crime database - report
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# DNA

Prisoners will be forced to give DNA samples for national crime database - report

Apr 30th 2011, 10:29 AM 741 Views 8 Comments

A newspaper reports also says that anyone arrested for a crime carrying a jail term of five years or more could be forced to give a sample.

# prisons - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons
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# Prisons

Torture watchdog slams conditions in Irish prisons

Feb 10th 2011, 8:23 AM 2,109 Views 0 Comments

The report from a Council of Europe committee heavily criticises conditions in some of the country’s major prisons.

# prisons - Monday 29 November, 2010

Prison system damaging to individuals and society: report
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# Prisons

Prison system damaging to individuals and society: report

Nov 29th 2010, 9:58 AM 586 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Prison Chaplains’ annual reports slams the criminal justice system and the media.

# prisons - Thursday 14 October, 2010

Number in prison to reach highest ever by next year
# Prisons
# Prisons

Number in prison to reach highest ever by next year

Oct 14th 2010, 2:21 PM 118 Views 0 Comments

Prison Service warns of increased numbers imprisoned as court services resume, and Liveline callers claim they went to jail for failing to pay litter fines.