Prisons

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The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is to be put on a statutory basis under legislative plans approved by ministers. The Irish Prison Service Bill 2023 will establish the IPS on a statutory footing with defined functions and responsibilities and with oversight and support from an independent non-executiv

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A call to action has been issued by hundreds of women who have experienced imprisonment, alongside human rights organisations, lawyers and activists. In an open letter, coordinated by Women Beyond Walls urges the organisers of a top-tier conference in Rwanda this week to highlight the issue of femal

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Inspectors have called for urgent action at Maghaberry Prison after discovering a "serious drug problem" and other issues as the prison population balloons to a record 1,230. The number of prisoners in Northern Ireland's largest prison has risen by 48 per cent in five years, from 830 prisoners at th

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Ireland's prison population is growing despite government commitments to reduce prisoner numbers and welcome progress in the areas of mental health and overcrowding is at risk of being reversed, the government has been warned. The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) today launched its annual Progress in

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The Irish Prison Service (IPS) should continue to have responsibility for prison healthcare services, a report has recommended. Justice minister Simon Harris and health minister Stephen Donnelly today published the first comprehensive health assessment undertaken for the Irish Prison Service.

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Koulla Yiasouma is to be appointed by ministers to chair the board of management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus. Ms Yiasouma, an established leader in the area of children's rights and youth justice, will succeed Professor Ursula Kilkelly, whose term as chair comes to an end this month.

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Plans to create 400 new prison spaces over the next five years, accommodating at least 620 additional prisoners, have been set out by the justice minister. Simon Harris announced plans to increase capacity in existing prisons across the State as he addressed the Prison Officers' Association (POA) co

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A report has recommended changes to legislation and practices underpinning the work of prison visiting committees (PVCs). The 42-page report published today follows a public and stakeholder consultation and fulfils a government commitment to review the existing functions, powers, appointment procedu

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Ireland’s statutory prisons watchdog, the Office of the Inspectorate of Prisons (OIP), has recently completed an unannounced full inspection of Cork Prison. The inspection, which took place from 27 March to 5 April 2023, forms part of the Inspectorate’s new programme of regular unannounc

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Irish prison law expert Dr Mary Rogan has won a highly competitive €150,000 grant to continue her work on human rights and prison oversight. The European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept grant is a spin-off award from Dr Rogan's earlier €1.5 million ERC-funded project on the inspect

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A prisoner has launched judicial review proceedings over new X-ray body scanners recently introduced in Northern Ireland prisons. The Northern Ireland Prison Service announced in March that it had introduced new body scanners to tackle the trafficking of illegal contraband, including drugs.

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