If you’re thinking of asking canvassers a few questions about penal reform and prisons, the guide to constituencies in which prisons are located may be of interest. If you want to read about the prisons, you can look at the Irish Prison Service website.
Prisoners can vote in Ireland.
Limerick Prison and Castlerea Prison are now in new constituencies compared to the 2007 General Election.
Getting penal reform on the political agenda can be difficult, but this election provides a window for change. There is huge potential for a new Minister to make sweeping and lasting changes to our penal system, and to reconceive how we think about punishment and its role in and relationship to wider social, health and education policy.
A list of TDs and candidates can be found through the link below.
If I have made any errors please let me know!
Mountjoy, Dóchas, the Training Unit, St Patrick’s Institution and Arbour Hill are in Dublin Central.
Cloverhill and Wheatfield are in Dublin Mid-West.
Cork Prison is in Cork North Central.
Limerick Prison is in Limerick City.
Loughan House is in Cavan-Monaghan.
Shelton Abbey is in Wicklow.
Portlaoise and Midlands are in Laois-Offaly.
And… Thornton Hall is in Dublin North, where you can vote for (with thanks to http://electionsireland.org/results/general/31stdail/candidates.cfm):