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June 2011 Archives (IPRT in the News)

6th June 2011

thejournal.ie: Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons

An article from thejournal.ie on Ireland's examination under the UN Convention against Torture. Read more

RTÉ: 'UN Committee in call over slopping out in prisons'

The United Nations Committee against Torture has branded slopping out in some of Ireland's prisons degrading and inhuman treatment, RTÉ reports. Read more

7th June 2011

Irish Examiner: Call for Ombudsman to hear prisoner complaints

An article in today's 'Irish Examiner' highlights the recommendations from the UNCAT in relation to prison conditions in Ireland. Read more

Evening Herald: UN report wants slopping-out to end

The 'Evening Herald' reports on issues raised by the UNCAT following the examination of Ireland on torture and ill-treatment in Irish prisons. Read more

10th June 2011

Irish Examiner: 'Man crawled in cell while covered in own excrement'

Writing in the 'Irish Examiner', Cormac O’Keeffe reports on a mentally-ill prisoner who was held in prison because there was no place for him in the Central Mental Hospital. Read more

11th June 2011

Irish Examiner: ‘Difficulty’ over Central Mental Hospital beds for prisoners

The 'Irish Examiner' reports on the response of the Irish Prison Service to the Inspector of Prisons' report on the treatment of mentally ill prisoners. Read more

12th June 2011

Irish Daily Mail: How thousands of fine defaulters sent to prison by judges are sent straight back home after an hour or two inside

An article from Ken Foxe in today's Irish Daily Mail reports on the procedure of admitting fine defaulters to prison. Read more

29th June 2011

TV3 Midweek: Imprisonment for Dog Licence Fine

A man imprisoned for non-payment of a dog licence fine talked to TV3's 'Midweek' about his experience; IPRT's Liam Herrick was in studio to respond. Read more