A few questions to ask canvassers….

Mary Rogan

A few things to ask canvassers on… penal reform

1. Do you think the prison population should be reduced?

2. Do you think our taxes are spent well on the use of prison?

3. How are you going to put an end to overcrowding in our prisons?

4. Why invest money in building prisons when you will get better results acting early in communities and with children?

Here are some much better ones from IPRT:

1. What will you do to ensure that slopping out in Irish prisons is brought to an end during the next Dáil?

For almost two decades, Ireland has received international condemnation for its failure to address this serious human rights issue; it is a national disgrace.

Useful Facts:

  • ·1,003 men were slopping out in Irish prisons – approx. 28% of prisoners – on 17th Dec 2010
  • ·Overcrowding means that prisoners who are…

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