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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Prison Law

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ISBN13: 9781858001821
ISBN: 185800182X
Published: June 2000
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Imprisonment is the most serious form of punishment available to the State and prisons have existed for hundreds of years. Yet until relatively recently, judicial intervention in prison life was virtually non-existent. However, in the last two decades there has been a large volume of litigation on prisoners' rights, both in Ireland the United Kingdom. A number of cases have also been brought before the European Court of Human Rights. This is a rapidly expanding area of law and this book outlines the law as it relates to prisoners in the Republic of Ireland.

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Irish Law
The Legal Framework. Litigation Prison Cases. The Causes of Action. Access to Justice. Access to the Outside World. Discipline and Natural Justice. Negligence. Conditions and Treatment. Health and Medical Treatment. Specific Rights. Admission, Placement and Transfer. Remission and Temporary Release. The Detention of Children and Young Persons. Appendices include selected prison statutes, secondary legislation and international instruments.