What’s going on in prisons in Ireland?

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18:30 to 20:00
Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LA
Markus Ketola
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Five prison researchers present their unique PhD findings on the needs, attitudes and experiences of prisoners and staff in the North and South of Ireland, during a period of transition for both prison systems...

Chaired by Dr Linda Moore (Senior Lecturer, Ulster University).


  • Conor Murray (Ulster University): ‘“Can’t Hack the Whack”: Exploring Young Men’s Experiences of Time in Prison Through the Lens of Masculinity’
  • Sarah Lawrence (Queen’s University Belfast): ‘The Disciplined Body’
  • Joe Garrihy (University College Dublin): ‘Prison Officers’ Occupational Culture and Identity’
  • Dr Colette Barry (Dublin Institute of Technology): ‘Dealing with Death in Irish Prisons: Staff Experiences of Responding to Prisoner Deaths in Custody’
  • Conall O’Rourke (Queen’s University Belfast): ‘History of Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Female Offenders’

Entry is free - book your place here.