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Dochas Prison Visiting Committee. (2010) Dochas centre visiting committee annual report 2010. Dublin: Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform.

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A Prison Visiting Committee is appointed to each prison under the Prisons (Visiting Committees) Act 1925 and Prisons (Visiting Committees) Order 1925. Its role is to supervise the treatment of prisoners. It hears complaints from prisoners and reports to the Minister on any abuses it finds. The Visiting Committee has free access to every part of the prison. In inspecting prisons, the Visiting Committees focus on issues such as the quality of accommodation and catering; medical, educational and welfare services; and recreational facilities.


Date:2010
Pages:4 p.
Publisher:Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform
Corporate Creators:Dochas Prison Visiting Committee
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
T Demographic characteristics > Woman (women / female)
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence

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