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October 2009 Archives (IPRT in the News)

7th October 2009

RTÉ Primetime: "Appalling conditions in Dublin's Mountjoy Prison"

IPRT's Liam Herrick appeared on RTÉ's Primetime in a report and discussion on conditions at Mountjoy Prison. Read more

15th October 2009

Irish Times: 'Number of Prison inmates exceeds 4,000 for first time'

"The number of prisoners in Irish jails has exceeded 4,000 for the first time in the history of the state," by Conor Lally. Read more

16th October 2009

Today FM: Worst overcrowding in living memory?

The increase in numbers in Irish prisons is about to get out of control. Liam Herrick spoke to Matt Cooper on yesterday's 'The Last Word'... Read more

17th October 2009

Irish Times 'Project diverted 91 mentally ill prisoners.'

Results indicate that the Prison Inreach and Court Liaison Service based in Cloverhill prison have successfully diverted 91 mentally ill prisoners to community based treatment in 2008. Read more

20th October 2009

Irish Examiner: Ahern ‘fully committed’ to Community Service Scheme report

On a very practical level, wider use of community service has the potential to significantly reduce the pressure on the Irish Prison Service. Read more

29th October 2009

RTÉ Six One News: Violence in Prisons

RTÉ's Six One News reported on serious incidents which have taken place in Mountjoy Prison and Castlerea Prison this week. Read more

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