Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT comments on chronic overcrowding in Mountjoy Prison

12th June 2009

Following three incidents over a 24-hour period in Mountjoy Prison, IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick spoke out on the issue of overcrowding in Irish prisons:

Listen to 'Overcrowding leading to serious disturbances in Mountjoy Prison' discussed on ‘The Last Word’, Today FM (Thursday 11th June - scroll to 38 mins)

Listen to 'Concerns over prison crowding' on RTÉ’s ‘Morning Ireland’ (Friday 12th June)

Liam also spoke on the issue to Newstalk FM's 'The Right Hook' (Friday 12th June).

See also the Director's Blog.

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