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Poll: Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners?

Someone jailed for four weeks can now be released after three.

A REPORT IN today’s Sunday Business Post says that Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has removed the requirement that early release only apply to prisoners jailed for over one month.

It means that short-term prisoners will be entitled to standard remission of one quarter of their sentence. For example, someone jailed for four weeks can now be released after three.

Is this fair considering the 8,000 people imprisoned last year for not paying fines or does is encourage petty crime?

Today’s poll, Do you agree with the early release of short-term prisoners?


Poll Results:

No (2558)
Yes (1307)
Don't know (372)



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