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February 2010 Archives (IPRT in the News)

1st February 2010

RTE's 'The Frontline': Mandatory Sentencing for Burglary

The issue of mandatory sentencing for burglary was the subject of RTE's 'The Frontline' this week; IPRT's Liam Herrick and others voice their opposition to such moves. Read more

8th February 2010

4FM: Drugs in Prison MP3 files

Liam Herrick talks to David Harvey on 4FM's 'Lunchtime on 4' about the problem of drugs in prison and the opportunity prison offers to break the habits of addiction. Read more

10th February 2010

The Irish Times: Call to publish anti-torture group findings

IPRT calls on the government to release the findings of an anti-torture group that recently visited Ireland. Read more

14th February 2010

Sunday Business Post: ‘Urgent’ need to address custodial ill treatment

"The government should ‘urgently address’ allegations of ill treatment of people in custody, the Council of Europe has said following a review of Irish prisons and Garda stations," writes John Burke in 'The Sunday Business Post'. Read more

16th February 2010

RTE 'News on Two': Government Commits to Community Service Orders

IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick speaks about the issue of community sanctions. Read more

17th February 2010

RTE 'Drivetime': Community Service Orders

IPRT Executive Director Liam Herrick speaks to Mary Wilson on RTE's 'Drivetime'. Read more

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