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Friday 19 September 2014

Inmates to get more training opportunities

Published 13/06/2014 | 02:30

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A SCHEME to provide offenders in a Dublin jail with educational and work training opportunities is being rapidly expanded.

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It is expected that more than four out of five inmates at Wheatfield prison will be involved in activities by the end of the year.

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald disclosed yesterday that a new work and training building would be open in the jail in September and this would boost the programme for prisoners. She made the announcement during a visit to Wheatfield to mark the 25th anniversary of its opening.

Irish Independent

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