Enoch Burke and contempt of court

Published date23 November 2022
Publication titleIrish Times: Web Edition Articles (Dublin, Ireland)
Enoch Burke has been in Mountjoy prison for three months already. The term of imprisonment imposed on him for contempt of court is of indefinite duration

Such uncertainty of time to be spent in incarceration is, psychologically at the very least, cruel and unusual.

Subject to rare exceptions, a sentence of imprisonment for contempt should be of finite duration, and thereafter if the person continues to breach the...

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