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Report Slams Irish Prisons
ireland / britain | crime prison and punishment | opinion / analysis Monday December 03, 2007 22:41 by ronan - Workers Solidarity Movement
A report by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture has found that conditions in several Irish prisons are extremely unsafe.
It reported that in Mountjoy, Limerick Prison and St Patrick’s in particular a high level of violence and intimidation between prisoners is the norm. It stated that the principal causes for this violence are a high level of drug use as well as a lack of purposeful activity for prisoners. The problems are only likely to get worse over the next few years as the number of drug gang members in prison increases.
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Prison Officers to walk away with 60 million in north as sectarian legacy continues in prisons 21:03 Fri 11 Nov 0 comments
The sixty million payoff to prison officers in Northern Ireland could be much better spent on addressing the causes of crime such as poverty, social deprivation and prison rehabilitation. Prison officers who served during the Troubles could walk away from their jobs with packages of more than £120,000 plus pension as part of a £60m redundancy programme aimed at ‘modernising’ the service.
Irish prisons in deepening crisis 23:39 Wed 15 Jun 0 comments
As the economic crisis deepens in Ireland, brutal conditions worsen in it's already overcrowded prisons. Of course the incarcerated are almost exclusively from the poorest sections of society, and the real criminals who have brought economic blight upon the country will never see the inside of a cell or have to endure slopping out.
Ten Years of the PSNI- What has changed? Dec 23 0 comments
This year marks the ten year anniversary of the continuity RUC/PSNI with former Chief Constable Hugh Orde once referring to the force as the ‘most democratic, accountable police service in the world.’ However, despite the cosmetic changes and window dressing the reality on the ground for working class communities is in stark contrast to the propaganda media blitz waged by the status-quo.
Free Ronnie Biggs Jul 04 0 comments
The refusal by British Justice Secretary Jack Straw to grant the great train robber Ronnie Biggs parole exposes the extent of injustice and corruption which underpins the class system.
Northern Ireland's District Policing Partnerships Dec 03 0 comments
In northern Ireland District Policing Partnerships (DPPs) were set up by the Policing Board in conjunction with local councils in early 2003 to provide “accountable and effective” policing
Garda Brutality in Ireland : Business As Usual Jul 22 0 comments
The so-called investigation into the death of Donegal man Richie Barron has turned out to be a cesspool of all that is rotten and corrupt about our police force; harassment, intimidation and attempts to frame the McBrearty family. Their punishment - a transfer to Dublin! What an insult to the people of both Donegal and Dublin.
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