Category Archives: Prisons/Penal Policy

Prison Posts

I’ve pulled together some articles I’ve written over the last couple of months on prisons/penal reform for those of you who might be interested. Today, I wrote about ground-breaking research which showed that almost a quarter of new committals at St … Continue reading

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Part 2 on St Patrick’s Institution

More grim reports from St Patrick’s Institution for young offenders. A second series of statistics given to me reveals that three out of ten young men in the jail are on protection – for their own safety or the safety … Continue reading

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Problems in St Pat’s

The lid on St Patrick’s Institution for young male offenders (17-21) is creaking open and it ain’t looking pretty. Figures I got from the Prison Service and published in the Irish Examiner show that a third of all assaults by … Continue reading

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