Media: Radio Source: RTE Radio 1 Published On: Tue, April 9, 2019
In a first for the Irish Prison Service a TEDX event title Beyond Wall - From Custody to Community was held in Mountjoy Prison on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. The event, which was a collaboration between the IPS, the Probation service and Solas was organised to raise awareness of the challenges faced by ex-offenders as the seek to re-integrate into their communities. The event had a number of excellent speakers including Mountjoy Prison Governor Eddie Mullins, Senior Psychologist Brendan O'Connell, Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon and Senior Probation Officer Lisa Anderson. The event also heard from ex-offender and now criminologist Wayne Hart about the challenges he faced as he aimed to turn his life around.