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# Irish Prisons

Last month
April 2024
Government to increase sentences for crimes involving knives
Last year
More prisoners on temporary release in attempt to tackle Irish Prison Service overcrowding
Irish Penal Reform Trust express 'grave concern' as bed capacity reaches 100% across prison estate
All time
Irish Prison Service contacts retired staff in a bid to get them temporarily back to work
More than two-thirds of Irish prisoners on 'restricted' regime kept in cells for 21 hours a day, report finds
Electronically tagging 59 prisoners last year cost the State €116,000
Prison officers seized two weapons a day over the last five years
'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months
Prisoners using loophole to get out of jail early
What goes on in Ireland's jails? Prison culture to be put under the microscope
Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?
Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes
Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme
Prison officer 'slashed across face and hands with razor blades'
Every prisoner death to come under independent investigation
39 per cent increase in people sent to prison for not paying fines
The Daily Fix: Monday
The Daily Fix: Monday
Prisons' Inspector criticises procedures for investigating prisoner deaths
Ireland failing to meet human rights obligations in prison system: IHRC