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December 2013 Archives (IPRT in the News)

27th December 2013

Irish Times, 'Prison Population in 1983 was a third of today's'

Stephen Collins writes about a Department of Justice memo on prison population from 1983, released this month under the '30-year rule'. Read more

31st December 2013

TheJournal.ie, 'Number of prisoners sharing cells in Irish jails is ‘worrying’'

TheJournal.ie reports on the high level of sharing of cells in the Irish Prison System as demonstrated by the Irish Prison Service's October 2013 'Census of Prison Cell Occupancy and In-cell Sanitation'. TheJournal.ie also discusses the issue with IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick. Read more