There was a 12 per cent increase in assaults on prison officers last year.

There were 123 assaults on staff in jails across the country - up from 110 in 2018.

The highest amount was in the Dochas women's prison in Dublin, at 23.

At Castlerea prison, there were 12 assaults on prison officers last year - the same number as the previous year.

Meanwhile, there were 85 prisoner -on-prisoner assaults in Castlerea Prison in 2019 - up from 76 the previous year.

 

 

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