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UL report recommends development of database to record prison deaths (Clare Herald article)

Judge Michael Reilly

A database, designed by a group of law students at University of Limerick, will be an important resource for the State, according to the Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly.

A report by the researchers recommended that the Irish Prison Service or Inspector of Prisons develop the database to record information regarding deaths in prison custody. This would be used to inform public policy and ultimately reduce the number of people dying in prison. Australia, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Canada all maintain such databases [more]