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Oireachtas debate on the use of Temporary Release

17th May 2010

Deputy Dermot Ahern defends the current prison system stating that the use of temporary release is to re-integrate offenders back into society.

Deputy Charlie Flanagan criticizes the Minister, reporting that it's use is to alleviate the current overcrowding crisis and states the minister cannot see the failing prison system collapsing around him.

To access the full debate click here