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December 2013 Archives (News & Press Releases)

4th December 2013

Prison is being used as respite for women with multiple complex needs – IPRT

MEDIA ADVISORY: Prison is being used as a place of respite for women with multiple complex needs, and a co-ordinated inter-agency response is required to address the chronic overcrowding and revolving doors in Ireland’s two female prisons. Read more

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

28th December 2013

Irish Examiner, 'Significant' fall in the numbers being jailed'

Figures up to the end of November show that there were nearly 15,000 committals in that period. Whereas, there were over 17,000 committals in the same period in 2012. Read more

30th December 2013

Report on effectiveness of Garda Youth Diversion Programme 2012

The Department of Justice and Equality has published the 'Report of the Committee to monitor the effectiveness of the Garda Diversion Programme 2012'. The report records a drop in the number of children coming to the attention of the Gardaí for a sixth year in a row Read more

31st December 2013

Prison bakery to be installed in NI prison similar to Mountjoy scheme

The Northern Ireland Prison Service has announced plans to install a prisoner-run bakery at Hydebank Wood women and young offender's prison, Belfast, along the lines of the scheme currently in place at Mountjoy Prison, Dublin. Read more