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February 2010 Archives (News & Press Releases)

1st February 2010

The Irish Times: Youth Crime

At last, measures to supervise and rehabilitate troubled juveniles within their own communities and keep them out of prison are having a measurable effect. Read more

Irish Independent: 3,500 jailed for not paying fines in 2009

3,500 people were jailed in 2009 for failing to pay court-ordered fines, including more than 60 who had received fines for not having a TV licence. Report by Louise Hogan and Shane Phelan. Read more

4th February 2010

4,132 in Prison Custody in Ireland

The number of prisoners in custody in Irish prisons was 4,132 on Monday 1st Feb, 2010. This is an increase of 11% on the numbers of custody the same week in 2009. Read more

10th February 2010

Government must 'Come Clean' on Torture Committee Observations

IPRT and ICCL calls on the Government to 'come clean' and release the initial findings of the European anti-torture group that visited Ireland. Read more

17th February 2010

IPRT welcomes extension of Community Service Orders

IPRT today welcomes the Cabinet decision to increase the use of Community Service Orders. Read more

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