Cormac O'Keefe, writing in the Irish Examiner, reports on the drop in the number of prisoners held in solitary confinement since July.
The article provides a useful bullet-point breakdown of the second Irish Prison Service Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners, in October 2013.
While welcoming the drop in numbers held on on restricted regimes since the first census (held in July) IPRT Campaigns and Communications Officer Fíona Ní Chinnéide noted that “we need more transparency around the lengths of time individual prisoners are being held on 22- or 23-hour lock-up."
Irish Examiner, November 1 2013, 'Dramatic fall in jail isolation numbers'
Irish Prison Service, Second Census of Restricted Regime Prisoners October 2013