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Irish Penal Reform Trust Raises Concerns About New Parole Laws.

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Someone sentenced to life must now serve at least 12 years before being eligible for parole.

The Irish Penal Reform Trust says it's concerned new parole laws could lead to prisoners spending a lot more time in closed prisons.

The changes, which came into effect yesterday, mean someone sentenced to life must serve at least 12 years before being eligible for parole.

They could previously apply after serving 7 years.

Molly Joyce is Legal and Public Affairs Manager at the Irish Penal Reform Trust.

She joined Clem Ryan on Friday's edition of Kildare Today.

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