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August 2009 Archives (News & Press Releases)

4th August 2009

'Teaching within the walls': a collaboration between UCC and Cork Prison

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at UCC recently concluded its Second Annual Course on Citizenship and the Law in Cork Prison. Thirteen inmates completed the short course, delivered by staff of the Law Faculty over a six week period in May/June 2009. Read more

14th August 2009

IPS Annual Report: IPRT greatly concerned at dramatic increase in numbers

The Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2008 sends out clear warning signals regarding the failing system of court-imposed fines, the impact of mandatory sentencing for drugs offences, and the sharp increase in short-term sentences. Read more

20th August 2009

Letter to the Editor, Irish Times: "Prisons under 'severe strain'"

It is possible to change both the present and the future of our prison system, states Dr Mary Rogan in a letter to the Irish Times today. Read more