Polish & British top non-Irish nationals in State prison
2017-03-01 17:43:23 -
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By Staff Reporter

Europeans comprise the largest proportion of non-Irish nationals that served time in Irish prisons last year, Metro Éireann has learned.
Monthly figures on the prison population for 2016, available on Irish Prison Service website, shows that Polish and British nationals top the list, followed by citizens of Lithuania, Romania and Latvia. No specific offences were noted.

Polish prisoners also topped the previous year’s figures, with a total of 370 inmates.

Other nationalities in Irish prisons included Nigerians (40 in 2015), Czech (28), Slovak (25) and South African (17).
A snapshot of prison statistics from November 2016, which was the peak of the non-Irish prison population, shows a total of 3,716 persons in custody, of which 3,077 were sentenced prisoners.

The figures also show that 635 were remand/trial prisoners, 329 were on temporary release, four were extradition/immigration detainees, and six were imprisoned for failure to pay fines.

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