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What Does God Think of Irish Prisons?

on Wednesday, 02 July 2008. Posted in Issue 58 Time for Justice?

Brian Grogan SJ
July, 2008

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Mountjoy Prison Chapel
Mural painted by a prisoner; Mountjoy Prison Chapel
© D. Speirs


The April 2008 issue of Working Notes entitled, ‘Thornton Hall Prison – A Progressive Move?’, has inspired the following article, which is written from the viewpoint of Catholic theology. I have never been jailed myself; however, courtesy of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform I had the privilege of visiting a number of Irish prisons some years ago. I also visit a friend who is currently serving a jail sentence.