Prison Law

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Prison Law


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Prison litigation is becoming increasingly common in Ireland. Prison numbers are at an all-time high and conditions in many Irish prisons have been criticised by international and domestic human rights bodies, such as the Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Inspector of Prisons who have voiced concern about the lack of accountability for decisions taken by prison administrators on issues such as discipline, transfers and release. The rights of prisoners are a key focus of the book. These rights are examined in relation to prison conditions, contact with the outside world, discipline, remission, transfer and release.

Prison Law analyses practical issues that prison law practitioners are likely to come up against, such as causes of action, evidential difficulties and time limits. Written from both a domestic and international perspective, the book sets out the position in Irish prisons of particular groups including women, children, foreign prisoners and those from an ethnic minority background and identifies areas in which the treatment of prisoners gives rise to concerns under the Constitution or the European Convention on Human Rights.

The most up to date book in this legal area, Prison Law also includes an appendix setting out the fully consolidated Prison Rules 2007-2013.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Criminal Law online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Prison System and its legal framework
Chapter 2 Prison conditions and the law
Chapter 3 Contact with the Outside World
Chapter 4 Remission, Release and Transfers
Chapter 5 Discipline
Chapter 6 Deaths of Prisoners
Chapter 7 Incidents giving rise to serious harm in prison
Chapter 8 The position of particular groups in the prison population
Chapter 9 Practical issues for prison law practitioners
Appendix: Prison Rules 2007–2014

Product details

Published 19 Aug 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 462
ISBN 9781784510930
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Mary Rogan

Dr Mary Rogan BL is an Associate Professor at the…