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Damning report into St Patrick’s finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation

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A REPORT BY the Inspector of Prisons has found systematic violation of the human rights of the teenagers and young people being held in St Patrick’s Institution in Dublin.

Judge Michael Reilly found excessive and unrecorded use of force by staff against prisoners, forced stripping of clothes from the prisoners, excessive punishment, including denying children family visits, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by some staff........

[This story from the was brought to my attention by Jane Hayes, MA Criminology student at University College Cork].

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Author:         Kate K

Publisher:    First Edition Ltd

RRP:              NZ$35.00

ISBN:             9781877572470

Format:         p/b

Publication: August 2011

Synopsis:     New Zealand publication exploring the links between cannabis and mental illness. Strategies for recovery based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model.

Author bio:  Kate K is a New Zealand author and Registered Nurse with both personal and professional experience of the mental health and addiction fields.