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#Prison reform

From TheJournal.ie Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer Prison Reform

Central Mental Hospital is at full capacity, prisoners with severe conditions wait 120 days for transfer

There are also currently 614 prisoners on a waiting list for an intervention from prison psychology services.

Kim Kardashian is now campaigning to improve conditions in women's prisons in California

She’s appealed directly to the Governor of California.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The brutal death of Gary Douch was avoidable Gary Douch

Opinion: The brutal death of Gary Douch was avoidable

If it is possible for there to be any positive legacy to this tragedy, it would be tangible improvements in the prison system at the highest level.

From TheJournal.ie Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third Prison Reform

Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third

The committee also recommended that sentences of six months or less for non-violent crimes be replaced with community service orders.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme Early Release

Shatter defends early prisoner release scheme

Minister says he doesn’t foresee any difficulties managing new programme with current probation staff levels.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system Opinion

Column: 7 essential ways to fix our broken prison system

Our prisons have become pressure cookers, bursting at the seams and increasingly difficult to police. Eoin O’Carroll sets out new ideas for reform.