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This publication seeks to raise awareness of prison law and prisoners’ rights jurisprudence amongst legal professionals, and to increase their research capacity in these areas. It is part of a series of three papers, one of which examines the law on aspects of prison conditions; the other explores practical matters surrounding the taking of prison law cases.
The topic of this paper is ‘accountability structures and the law regulating Irish prisons’. It examines the aspects of the law regarding how decisions are made in prisons and the requirements for accountability for deaths and other serious incidents in custody.
Rogan, M. Accountability Structures and the Regulating Irish Prisons. Irish prison reform trust (IPRT) Law paper, June 2012.