Today With Sean O Rourke Tuesday 3 December 2013
Women In Prisons
While the numbers of people in prison has reduced in recent years, the number of women in prisons has in fact risen by a third in the past 3 years, and indeed continues to rise. Last month, Mary O’Connor, the director of the Dóchas Centre women’s prison in the grounds of Mountjoy, said the prison was full, all of the time.
A seminar to explore alternative responses to offending by women will be held by The Irish Penal Reform Trust tomorrow and Sean spoke to Liam Herrick, IPRT’s executive director. Last week, Paddy O’Gorman spoke to women who had been in the Dochas prison in Mountjoy and we had a flavour of what they had to say. here’s a reminder of what they had to say.