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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:32 AM
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(Irish) Prison population at all-time high - Shatter (justice minister)
Source: RTE News

The number of prisoners in the country's jails is the highest it has ever been in the history of the State, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said.

Mr Shatter told the Prison Officers' Association's annual conference that the number serving sentences has exceeded 5,000 for the first time.

He added that almost 800 of them, more than 14%, are on temporary release.

The minister accepted that this was unacceptable and that steps need to be taken to reduce the prison population and alleviate overcrowding.

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0505/prison.html
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 05:25 AM
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1. Just imagine if the % of Americans
in our Prison Industrial Complex were near as low as that of Ireland. The privatized prison system wouldn't be able to earn so many profits for it's shareholders (Judges, lawyers, etc...) That would be sad......:sarcasm:
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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 05:40 AM
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2. comparative prison populations
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 05:58 AM
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