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Over 320 Assaults Recorded In Prisons In Ireland In 2020.

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There were also 70 assaults by prisoners on staff.

There were 320 assaults in Irish prisons last year.

250 involved prisoners attacking other inmates - with 64 in Cork jail, 44 in Castlerea in Roscommon, and 29 in Midlands Prison in Portlaoise.

Almost four out of every five involved prisoner-on-prisoner attacks.

Eoghan Murphy reports:

There were also 70 assaults by prisoners on staff.

Jim Mitchell, from the Prison Officers Association, says several staff have suffered serious injuries over the years

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