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IPP and Irish prisoners

The impact of the IPP sentence (imprisonment for public protection) is particularly harsh for Irish prisoners. Irish IPP prisoners do not have the chance to benefit from the Tariff Expired Removal Scheme (TERS) because Irish prisoners are not generally subject to deportation. Prisoners in this situation therefore not only suffer the uncertainty of the indeterminate sentence, but suffer it a great distance from their family and their home. It is unsurprising that this can impact on custodial behaviour, which sadly leads to unsuccessful parole reviews and many years served over tariff. Catherine Bond has represented an Irish IPP prisoner throughout his sentence and has now achieved his release


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