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# prisons - Saturday 30 April, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: the details of the bailout-that-wasn’t; ‘Snovember’ sees temperatures to fall as low as minus 10, and Leslie Nielsen dies.

# prisons - Thursday 14 October, 2010

Number in prison to reach highest ever by next year

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.