Via Midlands 103:
The Prison Officers’ Association is writing to the director general to question if any action is being taken against those who attended a retirement party in the Midlands prison.
They say up to fifty people, including senior managers from the Irish Prison Service travelled to the event for retiring governor Ethel Gavin on March 27th.
The Director General says clear instruction was given that any large gathering, or large assembly of staff was not permissible…
Pic: Laois Today
Last night: Co-Mingle
Unrepentant jail bird Ricky English following a spell in chokey for helping to rob two bookies in Tullow, Co Carlow shares his thoughts on Ireland’s open prison system.
Please come again.
Thanks Danny Fallon
“A total of 12,489 offenders were committed to prison for a criminal offence in 2013. Of these, 69 per cent of committals were for sentences of less than three months and almost 90 per cent of committals were for less than a year. Only 1.7 per cent of committals in that year related to offenders convicted of a homicide or sexual offence. By contrast, 53 per cent of committals under sentence were for road and traffic offences, public order and social code offences or theft offences.”
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