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TV3: Behind Bars

31st May 2011

Behind Bars, a new four part series on TV3, explores the history of the Irish prison system since its formation in 1854. The series also examines the changing face of the modern Prison Service, and discusses the challenges facing the system in the future. 

IPRT's Liam Herrick featured in all episodes, commenting on various issues including acute problems in Mountjoy Prison, including drug misuse and overcrowding. Other contributors also expressed their concerns regarding the limited education facilities available in the prison. 

The series is available to watch here.