A front-page story on today's Irish Times reports that Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter is considering releasing long-term prisoners early as a way of controlling worsening prison overcrowding.
Dr Mary Rogan, Chairperson of IPRT, talked to Gavin Jennings on RTÉ's 'News at One' about this and other proposals to tackle prison overcrowding. Jane Mulcahy, IPRT Research & Policy Officer spoke to RTÉ 'Nine News' on the same topic.
- RTÉ 'News at One': 'Early releases considered due to prison overcrowding' (Scroll down to item)
- RTÉ 'Nine News': Early release scheme suggested for prisoners