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Sex offenders in prison will be invited to take part in a treatment programme without admitting or talking about their crime under new Irish Prison Service (IPS) plans, according to reports. The prison service is seeking funding to establish a new programme inspired by the Canadian "Rockwood program

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The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has set out its strategic plan for the next three years, with a strong focus on improvements to transparency and governance. The strategy has been built around five pillars: staff support; prisoner support; safe and secure custody; the prison estate; and governance.

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Life sentence prisoners in Ireland serve an average of 17-and-a-half years in custody, according to the latest figures from the Parole Board. The Parole Board reviewed 122 prisoners over the course of 2018 and recommended seven long-sentence prisoners for reviewable temporary release, according to i

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Northern Ireland's criminal justice agencies will today meet with the head of the NI Prison Service following a news report on the number of post-custody deaths in the past five years. A total of 23 people have died within a fortnight of being released from prison in the past five years, according t

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A majority of Irish employers would be willing to hire an ex-offender if they were provided with support to do so, according to new research by SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority. SOLAS and Mountjoy Prison are jointly hosting an event at Ibec's offices today on the benefit to workpl

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The High Court will hear a judicial review over conditions at Portlaoise Prison next month. Ms Justice Teresa Pilkington yesterday granted permission to Frederick 'Freddie' Thompson, 39, to bring the challenge, which she made returnable to a date in September, The Irish Times reports.

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A show garden created by prisoners in Maghaberry Prison has won a National Trust Gold Award. Using a range of recycled materials and bedding plants grown in the maximum security facility, 14 prisoners built the garden which features a train – the Maghaberry Flyer – and track, reflecting

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New figures revealing that the number of women prisoners in Northern Ireland has reached a five-year high have sparked calls for the establishment of a dedicated women's prison. As of this month, there are 84 women prisoners in Northern Ireland, most of them accommodated in Ash House at Hydebank Woo

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The Inspector of Prisons, Patricia Gilheaney, has warned that regular prison inspections are not taking place because of inadequate resources. In half of Ireland's ten closed prisons, no inspections have been conducted in a decade, Ms Gilheaney told Today with Sean O'Rourke, the Irish Examiner repor

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