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The Law Society of Ireland has expanded an initiative that sees trainee solicitors teach prisoners about the law. The Street Law Prisons programme is now offered in a number of Irish prisons, including Wheatfield Prison, Mountjoy, the Dóchas Centre and Arbour Hill, as well as The Pathways Cen

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Young offenders helped deliver two kid goats at Hydebank Wood College as part of the facility's animal therapy initiative. The Saanen-crossed pygmy kids were delivered by two students who have been learning about animal husbandry as part of their rehabilitation.

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A draft bill to expand Ireland's spent convictions regime has passed the second stage in the Seanad with unanimous support. The Criminal Justice (Rehabilitative Periods) Bill 2018, introduced by Independent Senator Lynn Ruane in December, will now move on to the committee stage for detailed and line

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The Prison Service in England and Wales is considering plans to house transgender prisoners in separate prison wings, The Sunday Times reports. Justice minister Ed Argar confirmed that new guidelines would be issued after a trans woman who had not undergone gender reassignment surgery was convicted

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Rev Dr Lesley Carroll has been named as the new prisoner ombudsman for Northern Ireland. Dr Carroll, a Presbyterian minister who is currently deputy chief commissioner at the Equality Commission and also works at Victim Support NI, will take up office for a three-year term from 1 March 2019.

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Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe, according to research by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre. Sentencing and Immediate Custody in Wales: A Factfile provides a statistical comparison of sentencing and immediate custody figures in Wales and England.

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