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    Study highlights levels of recidivism

    <DIV>And who says that the justice system isn't working?[img]smileys/shock.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]</DIV>
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    Results from a new study into the re-offending rate among prisoners, indicates that just over a quarter of released prisoners are back in jail within a year, and nearly half are locked up again within four years. </DIV>
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    <DIV>The research was carried out by the Institute of Criminology at UCD, which studied nearly 20,000 prisoners. </DIV>
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    <DIV>Speaking on RTÉ Radio's Morning Ireland, Paul O'Mahony, Criminologist at Trinity College Dublin, outlined some of the failings of the prison system.</DIV>
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    Mr O'Mahony described rehablilation programmes as being 'very poor indeed'. He said that in prisons, 'there is one prison officer for every prisoner at huge cost'. </DIV>
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    <DIV>He also said that probationary welfare was under staffed and under resourced.</DIV>
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    <DIV>The study, the first of its kind in Ireland, also found that many people were being imprisoned for relatively minor crimes, such as property offences and non-payment of fines.</DIV>
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    <DIV>It was found that 60% of repeat offenders were most likely to be back in prison compared to 35% of first time offenders. </DIV>
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    <DIV>Sex offenders were least likely to re-offend, with only 18% of people in this category back in jail after three years.</DIV>
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    <DIV>The research also revealed that 85% of those imprisoned for defaulting on fines find themselves back in jail within four years.</DIV>
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    <DIV>Experts say these figures should mark the starting point of a comprehensive overview of the prison service.</DIV>
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