Northern Ireland leads the way on reducing the use of custody

Hain, Peter
December 2006
Howard League Magazine;Dec2006, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p5
The article discusses the problem of overcrowding of prisons in Great Britain and the steps taken in Northern Ireland to tackle the situation. It was found that 27% of all prisoners and 33% of women prisoners are fine defaulters and 40% of daily prison population in Northern Ireland is awaiting trial. It is suggested that legislative provisions could be created for electronic tagging, community service and attachment of earnings as a substitute to the custodial remand for this section.


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