Prisons

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There are close to 300 children in the State whose mothers are imprisoned, with devastating effects on the children and their families, according to a new report. The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) estimates that 278 children are impacted by maternal imprisonment and recommends that the courts take

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New X-ray body scanners are set to be introduced in Northern Ireland prisons to tackle the trafficking of illegal contraband including drugs. The scanners are similar to those which have already been introduced in England, Wales and Scotland, the Northern Ireland Prison Service said.

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Researchers from Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology are set to study the barriers to employment for individuals with previous convictions. Dr Joe Garrihy and Dr Ciara Bracken-Roche will work with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) on the "Working With Conviction" project, which will

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Ireland's prisons are full, according to new figures showing the total number of people in prison in the State now exceeds the number of beds available. The number of prisoners across the State yesterday reached 4,416, five more than the total 4,411 beds across all prisons. One prison — Limeri

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Irish law must be urgently changed to ensure that defendants who turn 18 while awaiting trial continue to be dealt with through the child justice system, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has been told. Molly Joyce, acting executive director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT),

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Northern Ireland's bail regime is out-of-step with neighbouring jurisdictions, leading to more people being held on remand and for longer, according to a new report from the criminal justice watchdog. Following the report's publication this morning, the chief inspector of criminal justice in No

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Northern Ireland's High Court has granted leave for a prisoner's judicial review of restrictions likened to solitary confinement imposed on inmates returning from compassionate temporary release. The legal action — brought by prisoner Curtis Tanner, represented by solicitor Owen Beattie &mdash

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Weekly prison visits have been reinstated from today for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Physical visits were suspended in March 2020 after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. They were partly reinstated in May 2022, but limited to one physical visit every two weeks.

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In its new report published today on its visit to Bulgaria in October 2021, the Council of Europe’s committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) hails rare occurrences of ill-treatment by staff, reduction of prison population and certain improvements in living conditions. However, it regrets

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Continued delays to the introduction of a new prisoner complaints system is of "critical concern", according to a new report. The latest annual report from the prisons inspectorate notes that no progress was made on a new prisoner complaints system in 2021 despite five years of warnings that the exi

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A rise in prisoner numbers suggests the penal system is returning to "business as usual" after the pandemic, experts have warned. The Irish Prison Service (IPS) yesterday published its annual report for 2021 as justice minister Helen McEntee visited Limerick Prison to review its major expansion proj

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