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More prisoners in England and Wales will have the opportunity to access employment and training following an expansion of the release on temporary license (ROTL) scheme. Offenders in open and women's prisons will now be eligible for paid work as soon as they have passed a "tough" risk assessment.

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Penal reform campaigners have voiced concern over a decline in the number of prisoners being admitted to a successful rehabilitation programme. The number of prisoners taking part in the Community Return Scheme has stayed at around 50 all year, despite being over 100 since 2015, The Irish Times repo

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The Irish prison population grew by nearly two percent between 2016 and 2018 while the overall imprisonment rate in Europe fell by nearly seven per cent, new figures reveal. The Council of Europe's Annual Penal Statistics for 2018 (SPACE), published yesterday, reveals that a downwards trend in Europ

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Prison officers are set to receive special training aimed at tackling radicalisation in Irish prisons. A "small" number of officers have already received the training, which is due to be extended further over the next few years, The Times reports.

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A teenager who hit the director of Oberstown Children's Detention Campus on the head with a metal bar and smashed up the centre has been jailed for four years. Michael Ward, 19, pleaded guilty to criminal damage, assault causing harm and assault while attempting to commit theft at Oberstown Children

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Transgender inmates at a women's prison in London are set to be moved to the UK's first transgender prison unit later this week. The new wing at HMP Downview will accommodate three trans women prisoners, all of whom have Gender Recognition Certificates, BBC News reports.

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