Thursday 27 April 2017

Treat prisoners as human beings

THE prison chaplains who recently spoke out against the dehumanising conditions that Irish prisoners are forced to endure were correct to highlight the growing politicisation of Ireland's prison system.

The Government's persistent failure to provide all prisoners with proper access to lavatory facilities is unacceptable in the 21st Century.

Financial crisis or no financial crisis, the next Government must implement fundamental penal reforms to ensure that all prisoners will be treated in a dignified, humane and ethical manner.

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