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Former Portlaoise Prison Governor Unsurprised By Drop In Prison Sentences

There's been a drop of 27% in the new of criminals being sent to jail.

27% fewer people have been jailed this year than before the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Less than 4,500 criminals have been sent to prison this year - compared to nearly 6,200 in the same period in 2019. 

Former governor of Portlaoise Prison, John Lonergan, says he's not surprised at the reduction in the overall numbers recently. 

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