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A Kerry law student has recommended that the Irish Prison Service develop a database of deaths-in-custody.

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Castlegregory’s Maire Ciepierski, along with fellow students at the University of Limerick conducted a literature review on Irish deaths in custody.

They have also designed a deaths-in-custody database based on international best practice.

The report suggested that the Irish Prison Service or Inspector of Prisons develop the database to inform public policy and reduce the number of people dying in prison.

Professor Shane Kilcommins from UL’s School of Law, says such research ‘provides strong public value and fosters civic engagement’.