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Exploding Prisoner Numbers - Causes, Effects and Solutions.

29th June 2010

IPRT Open Forum 2010_SpeakersOn June 28th 2010, IPRT hosted an Open Forum event 'Exploding Prisoner Numbers - Causes, Effects and Solutions.'

The event brought together key experts to explore the factors driving the continuing rise in prison numbers in Ireland, and sought to identify practical solutions.

[Photo: (L-R) Tom O'Malley; Assistant Commissioner Louis Harkin; Judge Michael Reilly; Liam Herrick; Dr Mary Rogan; Vivian Geiran.]

Speakers at the event were:

  • Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly (Chair)
  • Tom O'Malley, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway
  • Vivian Geiran, Deputy Director, The Probation Service
  • Louis Harkin, Assistant Commissioner, An Garda Síochána
  • Dr Mary Rogan, Chairperson of IPRT

The panellist also responded to questions from the floor which came from, among others: Senator Ivana Bacik; John Clinton, the Irish Prison Officers Association; Paul Mackay, former member of the Mountjoy Prison Visiting Committee; and Tina Roche, Chief Executive, Business in the Community Ireland.


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