Irish Penal Reform Trust

The Irish Times: '14,000 sent to prisons in Ireland last year'

8th August 2012

The Irish Times' ('14,000 sent to prisons in Ireland last year', 8th Aug 2012), coverage of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2011 featured IPRT's main concerns regarding female prison committals. “The increase in women being committed to prison for short sentences demands a focused response from both the Prison Service and Probation Service," IPRT's Liam Herrick said. “Both services have acknowledged that specific alternatives to prison for low-level female offenders are needed.”

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