December 2011 Archives (IPRT in the News)

20th December 2011

Irish Examiner: 'Almost 7,000 people jailed for failing to pay fines'

Cormac O'Keeffe reports that just under 7,000 people have been imprisoned for failing to pay fines up to the end of November 2011, an increase on the same period in 2010. Read more

22nd December 2011

The Irish Times: 'Ombudsman needed to examine prison deaths, says trust'

Crime Correspondent Cormac O'Keeffe reports that the death of a prisoner on suicide watch at Cloverhill Prison underlines the need for a prisons ombudsman, according to the Irish Penal Reform Trust. Read more

23rd December 2011

RTÉ 'Morning Ireland': Calls for investigation following prison death

IPRT's Liam Herrick spoke to Morning Ireland's Cathal MacCoille about the need for accountabilty and independent oversight of investigations into deaths in prison. Read more

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