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Probation Service, Irish Prison Service. (2014) Joint Probation Service – Irish Prison Service strategy 2014 - 2016: an effective response to women who offend. Probation Service and Irish Prison Service.

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Women who commit crime comprise a relatively small yet increasing group within the Criminal Justice System in Ireland.

On any day the Probation Service is working with almost 1,300 women offenders in the community; either assessing or supervising them on a range of probation type orders, community service or post release supervision. Almost 14% or 1 in 7 new referrals to the Probation Service are for women offenders (1,206 new referrals).

On any day there are around 150 women in custody. 2,151 women were committed to prison in 2012 which is almost 15% of all committals. In comparison 2,326 women were committed to prison in 2013 which accounted for 18% of all committals. While there are currently 133 spaces for female prisoners, both female prisons regularly run above capacity with an average female population of 152 in custody in 2012.

 

Date:2014
Pages:18 p.
Publisher:Probation Service and Irish Prison Service
Corporate Creators:Probation Service, Irish Prison Service
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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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
T Demographic characteristics > Woman (women / female)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Programme planning (strategy)
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)

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