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#solitary

# solitary - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Nine prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over 12 months

The Irish Prison Service has said the safety of inmates is paramount.

# solitary - Friday 26 December, 2014

Almost 250 inmates in Irish prisons separated from general population

The largest number on restricted regime was in Wheatfield Prison.

# solitary - Friday 21 February, 2014

Use of 23-hour solitary confinement has dropped by 76% in nine months

Irish prisons are attempting to limit the use of restrictive regimes.

# solitary - Saturday 28 April, 2012

40 per cent of prisoners in St Patrick's are on protection

Prisoners at the institution, which houses offenders aged 16 to 21, are placed on protection when they are under threat from other inmates or pose a risk to the prison population.

# solitary - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment

The UN’s lead investigator on torture has called using solitary confinement as a punishment “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” – which can amount to “torture”.