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RTÉ News: 'Early releases considered due to prison overcrowding'

8th August 2011

08082011_Nine News_Jane MulcahyA 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.

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