Prisons, prisoners and prison reform - 1973

Committee Meeting, 30th May 1973.

'That all persons charged with criminal offences (should) have the right to private and privileged communications and conferences with their lawyers irrespective of whether they are already serving a sentence of imprisonment.'

Committee Meeting, 25th July 1973.

'The State and Federal Public Service should not discriminate against job applicants on the grounds f a criminal conviction where the nature of the conviction has no relevance at the time of the application to the position applied for. Should a convicted person be refused employment by the Public Service the applicant should be given the right to appeal to an independent tribunal.'