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June 2009 Archives (Director’s Blog)

2nd June 2009

The horrors of the past and the hypocrisies of the present.

Last week in the Seanad, Senator Eoghan Harris put forward a novel proposal that the Minister for Justice should consider introducing an amnesty for minor offenders currently in prison to mark the release of the Ryan Commission Report. Read more

12th June 2009

Crisis, what crisis?

The current level of overcrowding in Mountjoy can only be described as at a critical level. The current situation goes beyond ideas of penal reform, rehabilitation of offenders or prison regimes. It is far more basic than that. Read more

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