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Ireland spends €40,000 a year on footballs for prisoners

by | 11th, January 2013

THE  Irish Examiner  reports that the Irish Government spends €40,000 every year on footballs for prisoners. Why so much? Well, many of the ball gets impaled on razor wire. It’s almost as if  – as if! the lags are aiming for it.

As a result, the Irish Prison Service has spent 130,000 euros on footballs for prisoners over the last three years.

The paper’s Freedom of Information request revealed that at Cloverhill Prison, the “position of razor wire leads to

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