Doing time: Convicts face an end to automatic remission of sentence
October 10 2021 02:30 AM
A clampdown on prisoners being automatically entitled to 25pc remission from their jail sentences has started amid concerns that criminals are being released early — despite bad behaviour.
At present, the vast majority of inmates — save for those serving life sentences — are entitled to one-quarter time off their jail term.
Minister of State at the Department of Justice Hildegarde Naughton has now initiated a major review of remission policy.