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Fears Over-Crowding In Midlands Prison Will Lead To Violence

The Prison Officers' Association is highlighting the issue at its annual conference today.

There are fears over-crowding in the Midlands Prison could lead to violence breaking out.

The Prison Officers' Association is highlighting the issue at its annual conference today.

The Midlands Prison has 36 cells for sex offenders - a section that's now housing 58 inmates.

Over 4,000 people are behind bars in Ireland - up over 200 on this time last year.

General Secretary John Clinton fears the conditions could lead to a murder inside Irish prisons.

He says an increase in court activity after the pandemic cannot be blamed for the problem:

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