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[rte.ie] More needs to be done to tackle drug use, overcrowding in prisons - reports. (27 May 2015)

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Prison visiting committees have recommended that more should be done to tackle the ongoing problems of drugs, overcrowding and people with a mental illness being detained in the country's jails.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald published 11 prison visiting committee reports this morning.

By-and-large the visiting committee to the country's prisons were satisfied with conditions inside with some criticisms.
 
The Mountjoy Committee said the Prison Service has identified drug routes into the prison and a high priority should be given to reducing the supply.

Item Type:News
Source:rte.ie
Date:27 May 2015
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal transportation of drugs (smuggling / trafficking)
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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