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Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show
The number of offenders who go on to reoffend dropped from 54% in 2011 to 48% in 2018.
Out of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle
Participants are assigned to work crews and can only advance to more sophisticated job training if they go 60 days without an absence.
People out on bail committed over 250,000 crimes in the past 10 years
CSO figures show that almost 26,000 crimes were committed by people out on bail last year alone.
Most criminals reoffend. So, what's the answer? Locking them up and throwing away the key?
For repeat offenders of any crime, after a certain point there is perhaps very little we can do as a society to help them, but other countries are shaking things up, writes Aaron McKenna.
Here's how repeat offenders causing 'havoc' are going to be tackled
Gardaí, the Irish Prison Service, and the Probation Service are joining forces on the initiative.
Number of people caught drink driving drops by half in five years
Males aged 23-32 were the main group arrested for drink driving, and gardaí also noticed an increase in people detected driving ‘the morning after’.