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# temporary release

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# Covid-19
Fifty-five prisoners granted temporary release since start of March re-arrested
Thirty-seven of the 55 were re-arrested for allegedly committing a range of criminal offences.
# Irish Prison Service
142 prisoners will be granted temporary release over Christmas
Many of the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences.
# outta here
Over 7,000 Irish prisoners got out on early release this year
Statistics contained in the CSO showed 45% of prisoners reoffended within three years.
# Prison
Three convicted murderers were out on temporary release last week
In total, 10% of the prison population was out last Wednesday.
# temporary release
Clare Daly won't pay her fine and is willing to breach security again at Shannon
The United Left TD was granted temporary release last night after being held at Limerick Prison.
# freedom
Four killers on temporary release from prison this month
More than 500 prisoners were on temporary release across the country this month.
# Irish Prisons
Are prisoners being freed temporarily to relieve overcrowding?
Fianna Fáil believes that temporary release is being used to ease overcrowding in some prisons.
# at large
Here's how many prisoners were given temporary release since 2009 ... and never came back
Many are still deemed “unlawfully at large from custody”.
# temporary release
249 prisoners to be released from Irish jails over Christmas
Just over 6 per cent of Ireland’s prison population will be given varying periods of release from jail over the festive period.
# Prison
226 prisoners granted temporary release for Christmas
The Department of Justice said the prisoners being released are nearing the end of their sentences and most of them are in lower security institutions.
# Catherine Nevin
Justice Department insists no decision made on Catherine Nevin release
The Department of Justice has taken the unusual step of commenting on the case of convicted murderer Catherine Nevin insisting that there has been no decision on her proposed temporary release.
# Out of jail
Double killer Malcolm MacArthur released after 30 years
MacArthur was jailed in 1982 after he killed a nurse in the Phoenix Park and shot dead a farmer.
# Prisons
Prisoners on temporary release will 'pose no risk to public' insists Shatter
Justice Minister Alan Shatter was responding to concerns over a new scheme that will see 150 prisoners on temporary release at any one time.
# Tagging
Electronic monitoring of prisoners to be introduced
The Irish Prison Service has put the contract to provide the system out to tender.
# Prisons
Temporary release of prisoners 'reduces risk to the community' - Shatter
The Minister for Justice has said the planned temporary release of certain prisoners helps the “gradual reintegration” of criminals into society.
# Prisons
Two prisoners fail to return after Christmas temporary release
Gardaí have been notified after the two inmates failed to return to their institutions.
# criminal justice
160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas
The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.
# Prisons
Focus should be on better conditions - not more prisons
There are currently almost 5,000 prisoners in Irish prisons, and the Irish Penal Reform trust says the Government should focus on making prison conditions better: not building more prisons.