August 2011 Archives (IPRT in the News)

5th August 2011

The Irish Times: Mountjoy to stay open when new jail built

Mountjoy Prison is to remain open even after the planned new Thornton Hall prison is completed, writes Conor Lally in today's 'Irish Times'. Read more

8th August 2011

RTÉ News: 'Early releases considered due to prison overcrowding'

Dr Mary Rogan, Chairperson of IPRT, talked to 'News at One' about current proposals to tackle prison overcrowding, including incentivised early release; Jane Mulcahy, IPRT Research & Policy Officer spoke to RTÉ Nine News. Read more

11th August 2011

Medical Independent: 'Suffering on the Inside'

June Shannon examines whether the State is meeting the basic human rights of Irish prisoners with a mental illness in an overcrowded and decaying jail system. Read more

13th August 2011

The Irish Times: 'UN urged to examine Irish human rights lapses' YouTube

Calls for improved prison conditions and an independent complaints system for prisoners are among the items under consideration during the UN periodic review of Ireland, 'The Irish Times' reports. Read more

26th August 2011

RTÉ Nine News: IPS Annual Report shows increase in prison population

The Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2010 reveals further worrying increases in the Irish prison population. Liam Herrick discusses this and other issues emerging from the report. Read more

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